BBQ Chicken over Apple Maple Baked Beans

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 hr
Serves: 8

Here is a hearty slow cooker meal you can quickly put together using common kitchen ingredients. It is popular with kids and adults alike.


2 cans maple baked beans
2 apple(s), skin on, sliced
1 cup (250 mL) onion(s), sliced
3 lb (1.4 kg) bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup (60 mL) ketchup
1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp (15 mL) cider vinegar
2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) hot pepper sauce, (optional)
1 tsp (5 mL) thyme, dried
1 tbsp (15 mL) thyme, fresh


1 Pour canned maple beans into bottom of crock of slow cooker. Cut apples in quarters and core. Slice the apples and onion and stir into the canned beans.
2 Top beans with skinless chicken breasts placed bone-side down on the beans. Cut chicken breasts in half if you want smaller pieces.
3 Mix together ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard and hot sauce in a bowl. Use a spoon and spread evenly over top of chicken pieces.
4 Sprinkle dried or fresh thyme over chicken. Cook on LOW heat 6-8 hours (or HIGH 3-4 hours). If you use boneless chicken instead it will take less time to cook.
5 Remove the chicken pieces from the pot and set aside on a large plate. Don't pile them on top of each other as it ruins the BBQ sauce topping. Stir the liquid into the beans. Place the beans on a serving platter and top with the BBQ chicken pieces. If you are being informal you might just eat out of the pot!