Slow cooker apricot chicken

    6 hours 10 min

    A yummy chicken dish bursting with flavour, made easy in the slow cooker. Serve with white rice and a side of steamed Chinese greens or a green salad.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 125ml white wine
    • 1 small white onion, diced
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 star anise
    • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 500g sliced chicken breast
    • 825g tin apricot halves in juice, drained and juice reserved
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr10min 

    1. Place white wine, onion, sugar, star anise and cardamom into a small saucepan and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
    2. Pour mixture into slow cooker and add chicken and apricot halves. Pour in all but 125ml of the juice and mix. Reserve the extra juice for thickening later, if required.
    3. Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours. If liked, sauce can be thickened with a tablespoon of cornflour mixed with held over juice; add to the slow cooker at the end of cooking and cook a further 5 minutes, till thickened.


    Fresh apricots can be used but you will need a 425g tin of apricot nectar for moisture.

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    Hope you like it.... I polished off the photo dish immediately after taking the pic  -  15 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)