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Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Chicken with Apples & Honey

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


  • 23 lbs chicken
  • 2 lbs red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 lb apples, diced
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)


  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


Slow Cooker

  1. Add potatoes and onions to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Add chicken on top of potatoes and onions. Top chicken with diced apples.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together SAUCE ingredients until well blended.  Pour sauce on top of chicken.
  4. Cook HIGH 2-4 hours or LOW 4-6.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn the Instant Pot to saute. Once hot, add the oil and chicken and sear, few minutes on each side until browned. Remove chicken from the pressure cooker.
  2. Add onions (and more oil if needed) and cook 3-5 minutes until soft.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients. Pour the sauce into the pressure cooker and deglaze the bottom of the pressure cooker by scraping all the bits off with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add chicken back into the Instant Pot. Add potatoes & apples on top.
  5. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook 10 minutes.
  6. Quick release pressure.