Slow Cooker Apple Squash Chicken

There are some Autumn Flavors that I love year round and find particularly comforting. Apple and Squash are top of the list! Also chicken thighs are normally much less expensive than breasts and just so juicy and tender. They really are the underdogs of chicken cuisine. You could definitely make this in the oven in a dutch oven pot! I shall have to experiment with that. But this is currently my favorite thing to make on my long days. There’s nothing better than coming home to dinner already made. Actually on second thought, that is the second best. The BEST is waking up to a fresh pot of coffee ready to go! 🙂

Slow Cooker Apple Squash Chicken

This is easy to put together and super comforting!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • Slow Cooker
  • Sharp Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Utensils



  • If you haven't already, trim the bulk of the fat from the chicken thighs. It's ok to leave some as this does help the flavor. WW might not agree with that but I do!
  • Sprinkle the spices evenly over both sides of the chicken thighs. 
  • Slice the onion thinly, then core and slice the apple. Cube the squash if you haven't already. I used frozen cubed butternut squash and it worked nicely. Sometimes the trip the market just isn't worth it. Scatter the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker; top with the squash, and arrange the chicken on top. Top the chicken with the apples.
  • In a bowl (or a liquid measuring cup), whisk together the stock, mustard, and vinegar. Pour this over the chicken mixture.
  • Cover and cook until the chicken and vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours on Low or 4 to 5 hours on High.
  • One serving is supposedly one thigh and a cup of the squash, onion, apple mixture. The thighs I had seemed very small so I had two.
  • This makes SO MUCH delicious juice! I highly recommend cooking some potatoes, pasta (I'm obsessed with hearts of palm pasta), or rice/riced cauliflower to go with it.


On the weight watchers program one serving of this (so divide the recipe into sixths) is 4 points. I thought there was no way this would serve 6 people and I’m sure 4 is more reasonable so I budgeted myself 8 points for this meal and I made it with hearts of palm pasta (zero points)  and 1/4 cup of leftover mashed potatoes. It was comforting and very filling!

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