Simply Chicken in Apricot Sauce

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a simple and unassuming dish. It contains no onion soup mix and leaves a fresh clean taste. I serve this with fresh steam veggies and either cous cous or basmati rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the garlic to the chicken and mix well.
  2. Mix season all and flour together in a freezer bag and then pop the garlic covered chicken in and give it a good shake.
  3. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken tenderloins for 2-3 minutes each side.
  4. Transfer to a small baking dish (I use a small square Pyrex dish) and then cover with apricot nectar.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes.


Most Helpful

Very nice. Had people here licking their plates! What I thought was minced garlic in my fridge was actually crushed ginger, so I used that instead and added the dash of soy sauce that was suggested by Jocicee.

RockCook July 21, 2009

This chicken dish was easy to make and reminded me of a light sweet and sour chicken dwithout the overload of syrupy sweetness. It made a nice, light sauce that thickened up nicely in the oven. I think that it needs a bit more flavor and I did add extra garlic and a bit more seasoned salt (I use Goya adobo). Maybe a dash of soy sauce or something? I will make it again, it was so quick and easy but for more flavor I might use boneless chicken thighs or chicken pieces on the bone(of course adjusting cooking times if I do that). This recipe would be good with shrimp too-the sauce would complement it well! It was fun having my family guess what the sauce was-they thought it was lemon or orange juice but did not guess apricot nectar! I made this for Spring PAC 2009-thanks for the family-friendly recipe, happygurl06!

Jociecee April 09, 2009

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