Consider whipping up this crockpot chicken thighs dinner. Bbq peach chicken that is slow cooked in your crockpot. An easy chicken recipe that you can dump and forget till dinner.
I am a sucker for good crockpot meals. This peach bbq chicken is no exception. Tender and juicy chicken that is great served over a bed of rice, with pasta, or veggies and a salad. Another slow cooker idea is my slow cooker whole chicken. Try this Swiss chicken casserole as well.
If your looking for a simple bone in chicken recipe, this dish might fit what you are on the hunt for. Sweet and savory flavors in each bite!
For a sweet version of a peach recipe, try my peach cobbler muffins.
Why This Recipe Works
Pantry Meal – This is a wonderful pantry meal. All ingredients you can store in your pantry and the chicken in the freezer. Then when you want toss in and cook! I always have the ingredients stocked.
Freezer Meal – You can make this slow cooker BBQ chicken thighs recipe into a freezer meal. You can toss all ingredients in a bag, freeze until ready to eat. I share all directions in the printable recipe card below.
8 ingredients – 8 ingredients is all it takes to make. If you are on a budget or don’t want to buy special ingredients for a recipe, give this crockpot chicken a go.
Quick Prep Dinner Idea – I can literally toss this in my slow cooker and have it cooking in minutes. It is so easy to dump, cover and let cook.
Family Friendly – I have a 5 year old, so he is a tad picky. Having a family friendly dinner that I know he will eat is a huge plus for me.
Oven Friendly – Not looking for a crockpot dinner? That is okay, this can easily be made into an oven baked bbq chicken recipe. I share instructions in the recipe card below.
How to Make
Step 1: Start by placing chicken into crockpot.
Step 2: Next you will sprinkle on the seasonings, coating both sides of the chicken. Use the poultry seasoning, salt and cayenne.
Step 3: Now, in a small bowl mix the peach preserves, bbq, Worcestershire and broth. Once mixed pour over the chicken.
Step 4: Place lid on the crock pot and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-7 hours. The internal temperate needs to read 145 degrees.
Step 5: When done pair with any of your favorite side dishes! I love to do rice or cauliflower rice as the pairing.
If you do not eat all the chicken, store in a proper container in the fridge. The leftover chicken will last 3-4 days.
You can reheat in the microwave. Or cover with foil in pan for the oven. If you don’t cover the chicken the sugary glaze will burn.
Choice of chicken – Reach for any cute. Boneless is great but it will give you a drier meat. Bone in chicken will offer a juicier texture.
Ensure chicken is done – Use a meat thermometer to check your chicken. Place in the largest piece, do not touch the bone. The thermometer needs to read 165 degrees!
Touching a chicken bone will make the temperature go higher than what the meat is actually cooked. It gives a false reading.
Let it rest – Let your chicken rest for 5-10 minutes once it is cooked. This allows the juices to stay in, providing a juicy and tender chicken.
Cutting right out of oven, crockpot, etc. leads to dry meat.
Sear the chicken – If you want go an extra step further and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Sear the chicken on all sides in a hot skillet with oil.
You want a golden crust, but not cooking the chicken all the way thru. Searing the meat creates more texture and flavor!
- You can bake in the oven, assemble chicken. Cover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Check chicken and then remove the cover to finish cooking. Make sure chicken is fully cooked.
- Swap the peach with apricot or even cheesy for a twist of flavor.
- You can use sugar free ingredients. It will alter the flavor a bit.
We serve our chicken over a bed of rice, cauliflower rice or even quinoa at times. You can also do a salad, cucumber salad, or any of your favorite sides.
Chicken is done when you take a thermometer and stick into the chicken at the largest part. If bone-in make sure to not touch the bone, or it will give a higher reading. Make sure the chicken reaches 165 degrees internally.
Take all the ingredients and pour into a freezer bag or container. Then freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the chicken mixture in the fridge the night before you want to eat. Dump all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover with lid and cook until the chicken is fully cooked. This makes a quick freezer meal.
Related Crockpot Recipes
BBQ Peach Crockpot Chicken Thighs Recipe
- 5-6 Chicken Thighs or other cut of chicken
- 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce of choice I used Kansas City
- 1/2 cup Peach Jam or Preserves
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
- 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Place your chicken in your crockpot. Then you will sprinkle with salt, poultry seasoning and the cayenne pepper. I seasoned both sides of the chicken then massaged it in a bit.
- In a small bowl, pour in the bbq sauce, peach jam, broth, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well till combined. Then pour over the chicken.
- Place lid on the crockpot and let this crockpot bbq peach chicken cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 5-6 on low.
- The chicken is done when you reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Once the crockpot chicken thighs are done, remove and let rest 5 minutes. Serve with your favorite sides.