Crock pot Catalina Chicken is so fast and easy to put together, you won’t believe it. And your family will be so impressed that you just might feel guilty?

I love the recipes that you can put on and forget about them and when it comes time for dinner, you are all ready to go! And I am always happy when my family likes it! That is always a bonus.

I think that this would be a great recipe for newlyweds or a college student as well. And after the day that I had, I was so grateful that I had this Crock Pot Catalina Chicken on to cook for dinner.


What People are Saying about this Crock Pot Catalina Chicken:


“We tried this recipe last night, and it was so much better than I imagined! I will use more chicken next time, because there was a lot of left over sauce. I cooked it on high for a little over four hours, and just as suggested served it over white rice.” – Justin

“Had this tonight. Didn’t change the recipe at all, but did put it over noodles. Both my hubby and I absolutely loved it!” – Joleyne



Crock Pot Catalina Chicken


My day went kinda like this; get up, get some breakfast on and get a few things done. Then I went and picked up my daughter, where she was having the mechanic look at her car.  My husband took her back to get the car and on her way home the service man was behind her and bumped into the back of the car. I guess there wasn’t anything but a scratch.

Then my husband was going to get my van inspected and the check engine light came on. So now we need to see what that is all about.

Then I did get to watch my cute little grandson. I cooked for a minute and then I played with my grandson. He is just a little guy, but he is growing way too fast.

Then my husband called and my other grandson had passed out at school. Not just once, but twice. He hit his head and he had a nice goose egg. OUCH! So we watched his little sister while mom took brother to the Dr.

Then I had an appointment. Finally I came up and ate some yummy dinner and here I am.


What Ingredients Do I Need For Crock Pot Catalina Chicken?

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this Chicken (scroll down for the full recipe):


  • 4-6 Chicken breasts
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Catalina Dressing
  • 1 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste or sauce
  • 1 packet onion soup mix, dry



How Do I Make Crock Pot Catalina Chicken?

Here’s the simple steps you’ll follow to make this Chicken (scroll down for the full recipe):


  • In a crock pot, place 4-6 chicken breasts, 8 oz. Catalina dressing, 1 c. apricot jam, 8 oz. tomato paste, and 1 packet dry onion soup mix.
  • Cook on low for 3-4 hours, depending on your crock pot.
  • Serve over white or brown rice.



While my grandson was at the Dr., they weren’t sure why he passed out and so they will need to do more tests. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just go to the Dr. and they could hook you up to the computer and the computer would tell you just what is wrong with you and then it could tell you just what you needed to take to make you perfectly healthy.

I don’t think that the Doctors would like that though, because you wouldn’t have to go back as often and then they couldn’t make as much money. Now there is an idea for someone. Start working on that computer, would you, and I am pretty sure that you will be able to retire a lot sooner.




Can Crock Pot Catalina Chicken be Frozen?


  • Yes, this meal freezes really well.


Do I Need to Cook it Before Freezing?

  • Yes, since the meat used in this Catalina Chicken starts out raw, you need to bake the dish to the full temperature before you cool and freeze it.


  • Make sure to let the meal cool before freezing. Placing steaming hot food right into the freezer can contaminate the food. Let it sit overnight in the fridge before placing the meal in your freezer.
  • Place it in a freezer bag or an airtight container designed for freezer use.
  • All frozen foods should be marked with the name of the meal, the date it was prepared, and detailed instructions for reheating before being stowed away. This will ensure the food is eaten within a safe time period, and that other family members will be able to reheat the dish properly if you’re not around to lend a hand.


How Do I Reheat the Meal When we are Ready to Eat It?

  • If you thaw the meal before reheating, thaw it in the refrigerator rather than at room temperature.
  • If you are in a rush, the microwave can be an easy method of thawing and reheating (if the portion size is right). If using a microwave, it’s wise to use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the center of the dish from time-to-time to guarantee it’s reached a safe 160 degrees Fahrenheit.



And even though this has been an eventful day, I must say that I have nothing to complain about. I am so sorry for all the people in Texas. There are so many that have lost so much and even everything. I can’t even imagine all that they are going through and all that they have been through. My heart goes out to them.

I hope that we are all remembering them in our prayers, and that their needs will be met and that they will get the things that they all need soon. It is so crazy to think about how much water they have received in the last few days.

It is a great reminder to count our blessings and then find a way to help others who are less fortunate. I’m sure that some of those people in Texas would be so grateful for a meal like this Crock Pot Catalina Chicken. God bless Texas!


Tips and Tricks For Crock Pot Catalina Chicken:


  • You could also use chicken tenders, but they will cook faster so make sure that you check them after about 2 hours.
  • You could also use peach jam in place of the apricot.
  • I think that you could also eat this over noodles.



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Crock Pot Roast Carrots and Potatoes

Crock Pot Orange Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

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Yield: 4 people

Crock Pot Catalina Chicken

Crock Pot Catalina Chicken

This is a delicious crock pot meal. The chicken is cooked in a tasty dressing and served over rice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes


  • 4-6 Chicken breasts
  • 1 (8 ounce) bottle Catalina Dressing
  • 1 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato paste or sauce
  • 1 packet onion soup mix, dry


  1. In a crock pot, place chicken, dressing, jam, tomato paste, and onion soup mix.
  2. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, depending on your crock pot.
  3. Serve over white or brown rice.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 550Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 154mgSodium 1138mgCarbohydrates 62gFiber 2gSugar 38gProtein 58g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

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