Slow Cooker Autumn Chicken

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Slow Cooker Autumn Chicken

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker


  • 4 Chicken Thighs ($1.89,I got a bunch at Sam’s not long ago marked “Price reduced for quick sale”.  They went straight into my freezer)
  • 2 Apples, sliced ($1.49) Apples will be on sale for most of the fall!
  • Onion, sliced ($.30)
  • 1 cup apple juice ($.20)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dash cinnamon ($.10)
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice, to prevent browning of apples ($.10)
  • 1 cup rice ($.30)
  • 2 Broccoli heads ($.50) Broccoli will also be cheaper throughout the fall! Recently on sale at Kroger for $.99 for 4 heads!!!


  • Pour Apple Juice into the crock pot. Place chicken into the juice. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add sliced onion around chicken.
  • Slice apples and mix with lemon juice and cinnamon. Place on top of chicken in crockpot. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Make 1 cup rice with 2 cup water. Bring to boil, and then cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Steam broccoli in steamer or microwave.

Cost: $4.88

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  1. $5 Dinner Mom says

    This was yummy. I ended up mashing the apples into applesauce and added a pinch of brown sugar to it for the boys. They loved it!

  2. Betsy says

    This does look good–very similar to an apple chicken recipe I have, but I like the addition of potatoes. I’ll have to try it! And I love the new site design.

  3. Anonymous says

    Love your site and am looking forward to trying a lot of your recipes. I am trying Autumn Chicken tonight. Do you know if Apple Juice can be frozen? I had to buy a gallon of juice and we just don’t really drink juice. The bottle says to use it within 5 days. Thanks for you site. it is great!

  4. Shaunda Holmes says

    I first learned about this website on Rachael Ray. I just wanted to say on behalf of all of us moms THANK YOU! Your recipes are great I have already tried quite a few of them and the family loved it. Thanks again, Shaunda

  5. Jenn says

    I’m new here, and love the tons of recipes you have listed! I’ve visited other websites dedicated to keeping a tight food budget, but most of those recipes seem to skimp a lot on protein, unless it’s in the form of legumes, or the occasional cheapest ground meats & hot dogs. I love that what you do maintains a low food budget, but includes plenty of decent protein choices, lots of vegetables, etc.

    However, I’m jealous! I’ve almost never seen prices around where we live like what you’re able to get at Kroger. I have no idea where the closest Kroger is… Further than 100 miles away, though. I plugged 100 miles into the search and still turned up 0 results. :( I’d say, I can’t even get the kind of deals you get at our Wal-Mart Supercenter.

    The recipes still look like they’ll make good, thrifty meals, but I somehow don’t think I’ll be able to make them for $5 each, even if I didn’t have to double for bigger appetites. It’s a very, very rare thing for me to be able to make a dinner for even $7 for us, but I will give it a try with what’s available to me, and will be happy if I can just consistently keep our dinners to around $10. I’m going to undertake this challenge and will be really proud of myself if I can do it. Our family budget needs it badly!


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