Apricot Curried Rice with Chicken

"A easy & fast recipe I found in "Schoener Essen", a German cooking magazine. German food is often very mild, so if you like things with a little more kick, feel free to experiment with spicier ingredients."
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  • Cook rice and keep warm according to package directions.
  • Season chicken breasts with a little salt& pepper to taste.
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a heated skillet.
  • Add chicken breasts and brown 3 minutes per side, then remove from the pan.
  • Spread chili sauce all over both sides of the chicken.
  • Place chicken into a heavy,ovensafe pan and place in a preheated oven at 200 C on the second rack, and roast for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (the thicker your chicken breasts, the longer it will take).
  • In the same pan you cooked the chicken in, heat another 2 tsp of oil.
  • Saute the green onions and the peppers for about 3 minutes, remove from the pan to a dish.
  • Add another tsp of oil (if needed) and saute the apricots 1-2 minutes, then remove to the same dish as the peppers and the onions.
  • Add another tsp of oil (if needed), and saute the rice and the curry powder, stirring constantly to mix well, for about 2 minutes.
  • Pour in the stock and bring to a boil.
  • Return all the sauteed vegetables and the apricots, along with the peas to the pan and cook together until heated.
  • Serve with the chicken.
  • Note*: If you prefer things more spicy, feel free to add some hot curry powder or use spicier chili sauce.
  • In Germany, sweet& sour chili sauce is usually more like the sweet& sour duck sauce you can buy from La Choy in the grocery stores in America- it has little bits of red bell pepper in it.

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  1. This was very tasty! I love chicken and apricots together. I actually had to use dried apricots, because I couldn't find fresh ones, but I soaked them in a bit of hot water before I used them and they worked out just fine. Thanks Heather :-)
  2. Delicious HF. Thanks so much for this recipe. I had some regular chili sauce around - so I went 3T sweet and 1T hot - which worked out well. The rice is beautiful - I meant to take a picture! Fantastic easy recipe - thank you very much!



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