Bacon Apple Chicken

Bacon and Apple Barbecue Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

I’d never cooked much before finishing college and getting married. I got a crockpot as a wedding gift and was told that slow-cookers were the easiest (and mostly foolproof) way to make a great meal, so I started experimenting. I joke that this was one of my real food recipes before I went real food.

I tried many great recipes that I found on blogs, but this one I invented when trying to use up ingredients that I had on hand.

Bacon Apple Chicken

Fresh apples and smokey bacon intensify the flavors of barbecue sauce and provide a subtle sweetness to this slow-cooker chicken recipe. It is such a simple recipe and it always gets rave reviews.

I often put this recipe in the slow cooker in the morning on busy days so dinner is ready to eat when we get home at night. If you have a slow cooker, I’d highly recommend this recipe. It is excellent cold or reheated, so I’ll often make a double batch to have for another meal. I’ve even shredded the chicken after cooling and used it in sandwiches or on salads the next day.

Bacon and Apple Barbecue Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

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Bacon Apple Chicken

Simple barbecue chicken with flavors of bacon and apple prepared in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 cup homemade barbecue sauce or a healthy pre-made version (this is a good recipe)
  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Wrap each piece of chicken in 2 pieces of bacon and place in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  2. Mix grated apple and barbecue sauce and pour over the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until completely cooked. Can also cook on high for 2-3 hours.
  4. Serve with sweet potatoes or homemade cole slaw.

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This bacon apple chicken is made in a slow cooker. The bacon and apple highlight the barbecue sauce for a smoky flavor.

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