Apricot-Orange Salsa Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 29, 2022
Sweet oranges and apricots blend perfectly with zippy salsa in this five-ingredient entree. Keep the heat to your liking with mild, medium or hot salsa. Served over rice, it's a dinner we've enjoyed time and again. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Apricot-Orange Salsa Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice


  1. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, preserves and orange juice. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, layer 1/3 cup salsa mixture and a chicken breast. Repeat layers. Top with remaining salsa mixture.
  2. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 2-1/2 to 3 hours. If desired, thicken pan juices. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup rice: 427 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.