Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Apple Chicken

A delicious recipe for slow cooker BBQ bacon apple chicken. Full of flavor and easy to assemble! Dinner goes into the slow cooker in the morning and a delicious meal is ready when you get home!

bbq bacon apple chicken

To a ten year old boy life is really simple. Bacon, soccer, cookies, and more bacon.

I tricked him with this meal though. He saw me wrapping the bacon around the chicken and his eyes went W-I-D-E. He was so excited. And then he saw the BBQ sauce and he got REALLY excited. And then he saw the apples and his face fell. I assured him the addition of ONE healthier ingredient wouldn’t ruin the taste and when he dug into that first bite I only heard a muffled “this is good!!” as his fork went for another bite to shovel into his already full mouth.

slow cooker bacon apple chicken

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of Rebekah of Making Miracles. I was running through her blog trying to find some recipes I could use when my eyes hit the slow cooker recipes. With soccer season and all the spring events going on at the school our life has just been one activity after another. So slow cooker meals made up and tossed in the crockpot in the morning are the norm for us.

slow cooker bbq bacon apple chicken

Rebekah and I are members of the Secret Recipe Club and each month we surprise a member by highlighting one of their recipes. I fell in love with a lot of Rebekah’s recipes, but I especially loved these other unique slow cooker recipes: rebekah rose

L-R: Spanish Pork with White Wine, Crockpot Turkey (or Chicken) and Rice Casserole, Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Dip Sandwiches

The recipe is below but don’t forget to scroll down for more great recipe ideas from other members!

Slow Cooker BBQ Bacon Apple Chicken


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (we used Stubb's Original)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 3 apples, peeled and chopped


  1. Lightly grease your slow cooker. Wrap each piece of chicken with two slices of bacon, securing with toothpicks if needed. Arrange the chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the BBQ sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and apples, stirring until combined.
  3. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the chicken and apples are tender. Serve, topping with additional apple mixture if needed.

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  1. BBQ apple? Would never think of that but I am loving all the flavors so it has to be good!

  2. This dish sounds amazing! I go by the book that bacon makes everything better too.

  3. Oh my goodness that sounds delicious!! Seriously! Glad you were able to convince him to take that first bite!!

  4. I’m not a 10 year old boy but I sure would like to dig into this for dinner along with him.

  5. Bacon truly does make everything better. Utilizing the slow cooker definitely helps too. This recipe sounds so good.

  6. Wow! Such a delicious combo of flavors. And in the crockpot too!

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