Dinner Shortcuts: Sweet chipotle BBQ chicken

Brandy O'Neill

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Using your slow cooker is the ultimate way to shorten your nightly cooking routine. This sweet and smoky chicken will please the whole family. 

Sweet chipotle BBQ chicken

I love using my slow cooker almost any time of the year. The whole set-it-and-forget-it aspect of cooking totally lures me in. This dish is sweet, smoky and perfect for the weeknight rush.

Sweet chipotle BBQ chicken

Adapted from The Frugal Girls

Yields 4-6 servings


  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 container BBQ sauce
  • 1 jar apricot preserves
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder


  1. In a slow cooker, add chicken breast. Cook on high for 3 hours until completely cooked.
  2. Remove the chicken, shred or chop.
  3. Drain out any juice in the slow cooker.
  4. Add back chicken and stir in BBQ sauce, apricot preserves, smoked paprika and chipotle chile powder.
  5. Let the mixture warm for 30 minutes on high and enjoy warm.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.