Easy apricot chicken in a pan

    50 min

    Got a cutting board, knife, spoon, pan and 30 minutes? That's all you need to prepare this tasty dinner. Makes great leftovers the next day too!

    14 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 375g uncooked white rice
    • 900ml water
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1kg skinless, boneless chicken breast - cut into bite-size pieces
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 500ml chicken stock
    • 12 dried apricots, chopped
    • 225g apricot preserves
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 2 tablespoons water

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Bring the rice and 900ml water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cover; simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
    2. While the rice is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, stir in the chicken, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, and cook until the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes more. Pour in the chicken stock, dried apricots and apricot preserves.
    3. Bring the mixture to the boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Dissolve the cornflour in 2 tablespoons of water, and stir into the simmering chicken mixture. Cook until the sauce has thickened and cleared, about 1 minute. Serve the apricot chicken over rice.

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    The sauce needed to be thicker. I would add another tbs of cornstarch. I cut the chicken down to 1 1/2 pounds and added a fresh stir fry mix of snow peas, broccoli, and carrots. I didn't have apricots (just the jam) so my husband suggested throwing in some raisins instead. I'm glad he did I think its what made it as good as it was and no chopping apricots. We do much prefer the apricot Glazed Chicken from this site which is very similar. Another tbs cornstarch, a tbs of soy sauce and mare another 4oz of jam or a little less broth and this would be 5 stars all the way.  -  26 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It's ok. It's just too sweet and I used the "No sugar added preserves" and half the dried apricots suggested.  -  30 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is terrific! I did need to add 2 tablespoons more of corn starch than is suggested, and I also served steamed asparagus with it, it was an all around great dish though, my family loved it!  -  03 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)