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Bacon and Apple Barbecue Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe
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I’d never cooked much before finishing college and getting married. I got a Crock-Pot 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

Bacon Apple Chicken Recipe

Simple barbecue chicken with flavors of bacon and apple prepared in the slow cooker.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Calories 427kcal
Author Katie Wells


4 servings



  • Wrap each piece of chicken in 2 pieces of bacon and place in the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  • Mix the grated apple and barbecue sauce and pour over the chicken.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until completely cooked. Can also cook on high for 2-3 hours.


Nutrition Facts
Bacon Apple Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 breast)
Calories 427 Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.2g33%
Saturated Fat 7.9g49%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 1118mg49%
Carbohydrates 13.8g5%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 8.9g10%
Protein 43.7g87%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serve with sweet potatoes or homemade coleslaw.

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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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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


35 responses to “Bacon Apple Chicken”

  1. April Sparks Avatar
    April Sparks

    5 stars
    This is one of our favorite recipes! It’s easy and delicious! Thank you!

  2. Michelle Avatar

    5 stars
    Yum! This smelled and tasted delicious…and it took hardly any time. The hardest part was making the barbecue sauce. Thanks for this!

  3. Lisa H. Avatar

    My husband loved this recipe, and I thought the sauce was delicious! Just a note–I skipped coring the apple (because my coring skills are certainly sub-par), and simply grated the whole peeled apple, turning it when I got to the core. Worked like a dream, and saved so much time!

4.91 from 11 votes (9 ratings without comment)

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