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I’m slowly working towards some simplicity within the home, but hey! It’s a lot of hard work!

I love having a go at growing my own veges and always use herbs fresh from my garden. I try to plant from seed whenever I can and have learnt to save and share my own seed for the following year. I make Award Winning preserves and pickles; and my husband brews Award Winning boutique beers as well. I love to stockpile and try to limit quick trips to the shops. I dabble in bread making and enjoy making my own stocks too.

I enjoy feeding my family good hearty meals, nothing like those tiny restaurant stacks you have to look for on the plate. My husband maintains our vehicles and machinery and we both enjoy fabricating on a small scale mostly relying on metal & timber recyclers for any materials needed.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Apricot Chicken - Easy

Tonight we had Apricot Chicken for tea, served with rice.....it's such an easy recipe the way I make it...


You will need the following:
2L bottle of Apricot Juice...mine was 25% juice....Cheaper than Apricot Nectar and you get more cooking liquor to soak in the rice
1 pkt French Onion Soup Mix
1.5 kg Chicken Breast OR Chicken pieces....this is the first time I have used Chicken breasts...I left them in a bit long, and found some cubes to be a bit dry
4 or 5 brown onions...sliced or diced

Now on the stove, add the Apricot Juice to a pot...and reduce to half the quantity.
Stir in the packet of French Onion Soup mix
Dice the chicken (if using chicken pieces, I remove the skin)
Dice the onion

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray....
Place onion, chicken and Apricot mix into baking dish
Cook in medium oven for 3/4 hour or until chicken is tender, stirring occasionally to prevent chicken pieces on top from drying out...If you put a lid on to prevent drying, you will create more juice, undoing all that reducing.

Apricot Juice reducing on the stove
and other ingredients...That's it!

Ready for the oven.

Apricot Chicken over steamed rice

Do you like Apricot Chicken? Have you ever made it? If you make it like this, I'd love to hear about it.


  1. Yup we love apricot chicken here and often in winter I add some curry powder for a bit of a kick and to warm up our tums - tastes delish :]

  2. Love Apricot Chicken at our house, such an easy quick meal to make. I usually brown off my chicken and onion first, then add the soup mix, a tin of Nectar and a tin of halved apricots in juice. If I have time I let it bake in the oven, if not I just cook and reduce it in the Electric Frypan! YUMMO! Feel like some right now...

  3. yummy, I make apricot chicken all of the time, just like you but without the onion.

  4. Looks yummo.. I have never made it, but I bought a can of apricot nectar last week *laughing* to get the tins to make your steamed fruit loaf.. looks like I now have a use for the nectar and the tin..bless

  5. Kimmy: thanks for the idea..never thought of adding some curry to the mix.

    Gooseberry Jam: Apricots yes....I usually put dried ones in, but I haven't got any at the moment.

    Sue: It sure is an easy, yummy recipe hey!

    WendyB: Yep! a good way of using up a can of juice....I'm making those steamed rolls soon...so keep an eye out.

  6. I love apricot chicken but my way is a bit different. I used chicken thighs, free range of course. Several onions, maybe 3 big ones. one take away food container of stewed apricots from the freezer (they weren't so wonderful on the tree this year and rather tastless unfortunately, but good stewed). 1 jar of apricot jam I made also. Was really yummy with a slightly sweet taste which I go for. And rice of course. Yummo!

  7. Dayla: I usually use chicken pieces or Marylands too....but I had breasts that needed to be used...You're so lucky to have an Apricot tree....My hubby loves Apricots, being his favourite fruit...although shop ones are nothing like they were when we were kids.......Love your recipe...thanks for sharing it on my blog.


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