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I was delighted to see a crock pot recipe among the contest entries. I used leg quarters so cut apart & removed the skin before browning. The listed cooking time was far to long as the result was very dark . I wish I had checked them earlier. Maybe my crockpot cooks hotter? =( The meat was falling off the bone tender. The onion soup flavor dominated everything with the other flavors lost. I served them with brown rice pilaf to use the sauce. In order to use the leftovers I sautéed red & green pepper, onions, garlic, and boned the meat to serve in flour tortillas. We actually liked the chicken much more that way. Thank you for your contribution to RSC & good luck!

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Susie D March 07, 2010

As i almost always do when a recipe calls for 'onion soup mix,' & used just half of the indicated amount & that worked for me in this one, as well! We really enjoyed the sauce that was created & I'll definitely be making this one again! [Made & reviewed in RSC #15 Contest]

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Sydney Mike March 07, 2010

Not sure if it was the brand of onion soup I used (Liptons) but it over powered any taste of the apricot. When I make this again I will use fresh onions and cut back on the sherry. After 3 hours in the crock pot my chicken was cooked perfectly so I turned it off and reheated just before dinner. The chicken was lovely & moist, fall off the bone tender. I definitely think that this recipe has excellent potential but for my taste buds needs some tweaking. I hope others give it glowing ratings Good luck in the contest

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Bergy March 06, 2010

Made this for the RSC #15 contest. I liked the overall flavor but It lacked a fresh flavor to me. I did substitute fresh thyme which I think helped. The flavor to me was a little flat. Also, I admit not being a fan of dry soup mix, but I do use it in some recipes. I think next time I would cut back on the soup mix. It tasted salty to me. But I loved the apricot, sherry flavor. It was good, but just missing something for me. I wish you the best. Kim

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SarasotaCook March 06, 2010

Excellent recipe! I messed it up a bit though. I reduced it by half to feed 3 of us but out of habit I added the whole package of onion soup mix (the result was a little overpowering, but entirely my fault)! This was a super easy, very convenient recipe & in the end it was delicious. We'll be making it again. Thanks for submitting your creation, Chef! Good luck!

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**Tinkerbell** March 06, 2010
Slow-Cooked Apricot-Thyme Chicken (Redux)