This recipe came about because I had some Diet 7-Up in the fridge that wasn’t quite as fizzy as I like it. I thought, Why not use it on chicken? I really like the combo of flavors here. The seasoning is subtle but tasty. Serve over rice, bulgur, quinoa, or mashed sweet potatoes.
Saucy Crockpot Chicken
- Cooking and Prep: 5.5 h
- Serves: 6
Prepare the Chicken
Pour olive oil into a six-quart slow cooker. Add onion and mix together well, layering evenly on the bottom of the pot.
Place chicken thighs in a single layer on top. Smear the jam on the chicken, under the skin.
Pour Diet 7-Up around the chicken. Sprinkle chicken pieces lightly with Montreal Chicken Seasoning and salt. Add parsley all around.
Cook on high for one hour and low for four hours, or on low for five to six hours. Baste two to three times in the middle.
This chicken has a lot of sauce. You can freeze leftovers and use to marinate chicken cutlets.
Photography: Hudi Greenberger
Food Styling: Janine Kalesis
Styling assisted by Simmy Horwitz