Chicken with Sausage and Dried Fruit

Chicken with Sausage and Dried Fruit


"This slow cooker recipe creates a wonderful, mild, sweet and spicy flavor and works best with frozen chicken. Serve over rice or couscous, or with crusty bread for dipping."


9 h 10 m servings 297 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 297 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.2g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 591 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. They can still be frozen if you have those on hand. Layer the sausage, green pepper, onion, garlic, apples, and cranberries over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley and chives. Pour the chicken stock over everything, and season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 to 9 hours.


  • Note
  • If a thicker gravy is desired, turn the slow cooker to High during the last 30 minutes and stir in 2 teaspoons flour dissolved in 1/4 cup of water.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 37 Ratings


I was sold by the ease of dropping the chicken breasts in frozen. This recipe was easy and unique. The sweet and salty tastes combined were delish... loved it when accompanied by rice pilaf or ...

I made a couple of modifications to the recipe and we loved the flavor! Since other users thought the smoke-flavored sausage was too strong; I substituted 2 links of spicy Italian turkey sausag...

This was a great recipe. I had never started with frozen chicken before and will do it always from now on. The chicken didn't get dry like it usually does. Thanks for sharing!

Delicious! I browned the sausage before putting in the slow cooker. The dried fruit soaked up most of the cooking juices so by the end the fruit was nice and plump. The flavour of the sauce was...

This recipe turned out fabulous. I did cook the turkey sausage, onion, green pepper, and garlic together in a skillet first. I layered the frozen chicken, sausage/pepper mix next and followed ...

I followed the recipe to a "T" and cooked it for 8 hrs in the slow cooker but ended up with a pretty much inedible mess. The chicken turned out dry and not very flavorful. As for the rest of t...

I was excited over the sweet salty concept but it didn't work for me. The main flavor was the peppers and onions, perhaps sauteeing them prior to putting them in the crockpot would lessen their...

This was great. I think the best thing to come out of my crock pot! We had it with risotto.

This was my first thing to ever cook in a crock pot, and it was wonderful! I followed the recipe to a T, but used dried apricots instead of the apples. Also used organic chicken stock and frozen...