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BBQ Chicken over Apple Maple Baked Beans

Here is a hearty slow cooker meal you can quickly put together using common kitchen ingredients. It is popular with kids and adults alike.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 8 hours


2 cans maple baked beans
2 apple(s), skin on, sliced
1 cup onion(s), sliced
3 lb bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup ketchup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp hot pepper sauce, (optional)
1 tsp thyme, dried
1 tbsp thyme, fresh

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  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!

Nutrition Info

Per 335 g serving Amount
Protein43 g
Fat3 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate33 g
Fibre6 g
Sugar19 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium270 mg
Per 335 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A2
Vitamin C20
Vitamin B653
Vitamin B1231