Crock-Pot Applesauce Chicken

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This recipe for Crock-Pot Applesauce Chicken is included in our Crock-Pot 10 Easy Freezer Meals.  If you are coming to this page first and are interested in doing freezer meals, start here.  This recipe does NOT have to be frozen first, if you are wanting to do this recipe by itself, then stay on this page and we will go from here.


This recipe was the final chicken recipe that we ate.  The applesauce flavor had a nice mellow taste to it.  Nothing was overpowering and the kids didn’t feel like they were just eating applesauce.  It all blends well and kept the chicken moist.  We ate ours on Egg Noodles (that I cooked on the stove, not crock) and I warmed up a bag of frozen veggies to eat with it as well.

Crock-Pot Applesauce Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 hours

Total Time: 6 hours, 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Crock-Pot Applesauce Chicken


4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2/3 Cup of Applesauce
2/3 Cup of BBQ Sauce
2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of Pepper
1 Teaspoon of Chili Powder


  1. Spray crock with Pam
  2. Place the chicken at the bottom of the crock.
  3. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl and then pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours.


Freezer Instruction:

Place all ingredients in ziploc bag except chicken. Mush with your hand a bit to mix it. Add the chicken. Lay flat, squeeze excess air out and lay flat before placing in the freezer. Thaw before cooking. Carefully pull out the chicken and place in the greased Crock-Pot. Pour the BBQ/Applesauce mix over the chicken and cook for 6 hours. I served mine over egg noodles. You could also serve over rice, or even mashed potatoes.

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  1. Lady Sarah says

    You could try reducing the time by maybe 2 hours, but I’d give yourself some leeway in case it still takes the 6 hours..esp if you have an older crock that doesn’t heat up as high as the new ones.

  2. Glenda McQueen says

    Made these a week ago and they were awesome! I used chicken tenders and followed recipe exactly, thank you for another wonderful recipe for my collection, your site is now my “go to” place for quick easy slow cooker recipes!


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