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Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Apple Chicken Bites

This season, entertaining and get-togethers are easier and more organized, thanks to the Crock-Pot® Swing and Serve™ Slow Cooker. Taking slow cooking to an entirely new level, this multi-crock slow cooker combines convenience and flexibility with party-friendly serving.

With the Crock-Pot® Swing and Serve™ Slow Cooker you can prepare three different dishes or appetizers at the same time, saving you counter space and the mess of dirty dishes that cooking this many items would normally entail. Two 1.5-quarter crocks on the top level and a 3.5-quart crock on the bottom make it easy to create delicious meals and sauces or side dishes all together. Each crock has its own cook and keep warm settings for precise control as each dish is being prepared.

And once the guests arrive, your party spread becomes a serving station as the pivoting arms swing open for seamless serving and hinged lids on upper crocks flip open for easy access. Friends and family members can help themselves to dips and bites, as well as napkins and utensils conveniently placed in the center console of the slow cooker. Never again will entertaining get the best of you - with this Swing and Serve™ Slow Cooker, you'll be enjoying the festivities right along with everyone else!

Bacon-Wrapped Barbecue Apple Chicken Bites
For your next dinner party, give this mouth-watering apple barbecue chicken and bacon recipe a try. The chicken bites cook easily in the larger 3.5-quart crock of your slow cooker, while two different barbecue sauces for dipping can slow cook on top in the 1.5-quart crocks.


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/5 cup lemon juice, fresh or from a bottle
  • 5 small apples, peeled and chopped
  • 9 slices bacon


  1. Slice chicken breast into small, bite-sized pieces.
  2. Wrap each piece in a half slice of bacon.
  3. In a bowl, combine barbecue sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice and apples.
  4. Place each bacon-wrapped piece of chicken in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  5. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture on top.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours, until chicken is done.
  7. Serve with tooth picks and two barbecue sauces.
Enjoy the bite-sized tastiness of this recipe.Enjoy the bite-sized tastiness of this recipe.

Slow-Cooked Barbecue Sauce
Make this traditional barbecue sauce in one of the 1.5-quart slow cookers to dip the chicken bites in!


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to 1.5-quart crock and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Whisk well before serving.
Use the 1.5-quart crocks to make two different kinds of barbecue sauce.Use the 1.5-quart crocks to make two different kinds of barbecue sauce.

Smoky Hot Barbecue Sauce
To give your guests variety, slow cook this spicier barbecue sauce in the other 1.5-quart crock of your slow cooker. With a richer flavor that has a bit of a kick to it, it pairs great with the sweet and savory bacon-wrapped chicken bites.


  • 1 cup unflavored, unsalted tomato puree (not crushed tomatoes)
  • 1/4 cups white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (sweet or smoky, though smoky is recommended if you're not using the liquid smoke)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  1. In your slow cooker, mix tomato puree, vinegar, molasses, soy sauce and mustard.
  2. Add in remaining ingredients and mix together until well combined.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  4. Sauce should be dark and thick when finished.
Due to the slow ramp up, and even heating of a slow cooker, recipes featured on this site can be cooked in a range of slow cooker sizes. Recipes can be increased or decreased by one quart size per the cooking instructions. For smaller sauces and dips that calls for 3 quarts or less, it is not recommended to alter the unit size. Crock-Pot® is a registered trademark and should not be used generically when referring to a 'slow cooker' within the recipes.
Sunbeam Products, Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions has not tested these recipes and is not responsible for the outcome of any recipe. You may not achieve the results desired due to variations in ingredients, cooking temperatures, cooking times, typos, errors, omissions, or individual cooking abilities. Please always use your best judgment when cooking with raw ingredients such as eggs, chicken or fish.


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