Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar

    55 min

    This chicken is cooked with apricots, balsamic vinegar, stock and thyme. It's delicious and a hit every time!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
    • 900g chicken breast fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 large onion, chopped
    • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, or to taste
    • 20 dried apricots (or use 4 fresh apricots, sliced)
    • 250ml chicken stock
    • 200g apricot jam
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan with a lid over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the hot oil until golden brown around the edges, but still pink in the centre, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, and cook for about 3 minutes more. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, bring it to a simmer and allow it to reduce for a few minutes.
    2. Cut half of the apricots in half, leaving the others whole. Place the apricots into the pan, and pour in the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the apricot jam and thyme. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the apricots have softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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    A seriously tasty recipe that was quick and easy to make!  -  28 Mar 2015


    Sweet and juicy and loved by both kids- what more do you need!!!  -  27 Jun 2016


    This is a nice and simple recipe for a quick weekneight dinner. I used a little more balsamic vineger than the recipe called for though. It helped to balance out the sweetness. This is a great recipe, thanks!  -  08 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)