Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Sauce Chicken
5-ingredient EASY slow cooker meal with tender chicken breasts coated in a sticky sweet peach barbeque sauce. You don't get easier than this!
This Crockpot Chicken with a Sweet and Smokey Peach Barbecue Sauce is one of the easiest dinners to throw together when time isn't on your side.
This recipe came out of the need for a flavorful and easy dinner recipe. I went into the pantry one morning and stared at the plethora of bottles on my shelves. Sometimes, it looks like a grocery store in my kitchen and that's the way I like it. I started looking around thinking about what I needed to use and what would pair nicely together. Since Dean is a "jam fanatic," there were jars of jam lining our shelves. Since everything peach is on my mind right now since they are in season, I decided to combine a sweet peach jam and a smoky barbecue sauce and pour it on some chicken. Everyone wanted seconds and it became an instant hit!
Does it get easier than that? I was going to stop at 3-ingredient Chicken but decided to add a few more flavors. This Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Peach BBQ sauce starts off with chicken lightly sprinkled with salt and pepper. The peach bbq sauce is made with peach jam or peach preserves, your favorite barbecue sauce, a touch of mustard, and red chili flakes for a little spice, if you like it that way. You can even use spicy BBQ sauce and then it becomes 4-ingredient Chicken!
How long does it take to cook this Crockpot Chicken with Peach BBQ Sauce?
This depends on the thickness of the chicken breasts. If they are normal thick chicken breasts, cook the chicken low and slow for about 4 hours. If you are using thinly sliced chicken breasts, cook for approximately 3 hours or until the temperature in the center of the breast reaches at least 165 degrees. After chicken is fully cooked, shred chicken, and pour on remaining peach bbq glaze all over top.
Can I use Frozen Chicken Breasts?
Yes. You can use frozen or fresh chicken breasts with this recipe. The frozen will take a little longer to cook in the slow cooker crockpot. The frozen breasts will also release liquid. I would recommend cooking the frozen chicken breasts for about 1 hour to release some of the liquids. Drain the water and then cover the chicken breasts with half of the sweet peach bbq glaze for the remainder of the cooking time.
Can this Chicken with Peach Barbeque Sauce be cooked in the oven?
Absolutely! Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the chicken breasts. Spread half of the sweet peach bbq glaze all over the chicken. Cover and cook for approximately 30 minutes or until the center of the chicken breasts reaches at least 165 degrees. Remove cover and brush on the remaining sweet peach barbecue sauce all over the chicken.
What should I serve this Peach BBQ Chicken with?
Great question! The sides are important since you want veggies that will complement the dish. Here are some of my favorite sides:
- Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- Creamed Corn
- Homemade Mac n Cheese
- Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
- Homemade Dinner Rolls
- White Peach Salad with Raspberries and Almonds
- Potato Parmesan Risotto
More Slow Cooker Crockpot Recipes:
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga (aka Salsa Chicken)
- Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Buffalo Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken
- Slow Cooker Green Chili Pork Tacos
A simple 5-ingredients Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Peach Barbecue Glaze
- 2 lbs. Chicken Breast or thighs
- 12 ounces Peach Preserves or Jam 1 1/2 cups
- 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce *
- 1/2 tsp Mustard *
- 1/2 tsp Red Chili Flakes optional
- Salt + Pepper (to taste) Sprinkle on the chicken
Place chicken breast in slow cooker crockpot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, combine peach preserves, barbecue sauce, mustard, and red chili flakes (if using).
Pour 1/2 of peach barbecue glaze all over the chicken. Cook on low heat for 4 hours or until temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Shred chicken and pour remaining glaze all over the chicken.
Serve warm with creamy parmesan mashed potatoes.
*May add 1/2 cup more BBQ sauce if you want it to be saucier. The peach jam comes through more, the less barbeque sauce.
*I use hot brown mustard but you can use any variety of mustard
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I hope you love this Slow Cooker Chicken with Sweet Peach Barbecue Glaze. Happy Cooking, my friends!