Chicken and Apricots

"A simple, tasty dish that can be prepared way ahead and popped into the oven on a busy day."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Drain apricots, reserving syrup.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil and brown chicken pieces with garlic; drain off any fat.
  • Stir together syrup, stock, soy sauce, cumin and season to taste.
  • Pour over chicken.
  • Cook, covered, over low heat for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender.
  • Put chicken in heatproof casserole and reduce liquid in skillet to ½ cup on stove.
  • Pour over chicken and place apricots on top.
  • When food stops steaming, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 days.
  • For longer storage, freeze, thaw in refrigerator overnight before continuing with recipe.
  • Reheat in microwave or on top of stove over medium-low heat, until heated through, stirring often.
  • Alternatively, reheat in 375F (175C) oven for about 20 minutes, or until heated through.
  • To serve: Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  • Serve with steamed rice.

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  1. Very good for apricot lovers that even non-apricot lovers will enjoy. I usually only have apricots during the too short season in the summer, so I really liked finding this recipe using canned apricots. The directions were easy to follow except I skipped steps 8-10 but cooked it in the oven starting with step 11(I also didn't allow the extra setting days but had it on the same night that I cooked it with great results). Thanks Evelyn for sharing this great summer-in-winter dish which we all enjoyed very much.


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