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Super Easy Apricot Chicken

Discussion in 'Geek Recipes' started by TheWedgie, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. TheWedgie

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    Preparation Time: 5-10 mins
    Cooking Time: 45-60 mins (depends on your oven)

    Ingredients:
    405ml Apricot Nectar (it's near the juices, took me ages to find it the first time!)
    825g Apricot Halves
    ~1kg Chicken Breasts.
    2 packets of French Onion Soup (powder)

    Method:
    Slice the chicken into chunks. Size depends on how you like them - TheWife prefers larger pieces, this batch is a bit smaller for speed of cooking.

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    Mix apricot nectar and both packets of french onion soup in a jug. (forgot the pic of this, sorry!)
    Pour apricot mix onto chicken.
    Drain juice from apricots (and drink, although you might want to chuck it in the fridge first), and add the apricots to the chicken, nectar and soup mix.
    If you can, get most of the chicken and apricots under the nectar mix. It's not critical though as you stir it when cooking.

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    Cover with alfoil and place in oven for 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven and the size of the chicken chunks. As an example, this batch will probably take 45-50 mins.
    Don't forget to stir it a couple of times during the cooking, so the chicken that's exposed gets pushed under the apricoty goodness.

    Serve on rice, or with steamed veggies. (No pics of that yet as it's only just gone in the oven!)

    I like this in particular as it's REALLY quick and easy to make, and will freeze/microwave well, so it's a regular feature on our menu as both TheWife and I are shift workers, so a container of this is really easy to chuck in the work bag for crib!
     
  2. tailspin

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    Back to the 70's!
     
  3. Chif

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    I used to have this for dinner when I was a kid. Is sooo yum with rice. Had forgotten all about it tbh. Thank's for the reminder, i'll try sometime soon :D

    Although I'm not all that keen on apricots, i'd probably use half the amount of apricot. Is there any alternative I could use instead?
     
  4. death

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    sounds interesting but possibly a bit sweet?

    I'm guessing peaches or plums would work.
     
  5. lethoso

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    Apricot chicken is indeed pretty tasty :) Using dried apricots (angas park, not the crappy flavourless homebrand ones) gives you a much stronger apricot flavour (if that's what you're after).
     
  6. GrueHunter

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    Diced chicken thighs, a bottle of Mrs Ball's Chutney, enough instant chicken stock to make it saucy, a packet of French onion soup mix :D
     
  7. dav3

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    Haven't had this in years! Will definitely give it a shot, may even fire up the slow cooker and see what happens :D
     
  8. OldnBold

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    Yes years indeed ... my mother used to do this exact same recipe with chicken legs (obviously cooked longer) will give this a go again :thumbup:
     
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    TheWedgie

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    So yeah, forgot to take a 'cooked' photo of this, and it's all gone!

    Will take one next time I cook it :lol:
     
  10. PostModern

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    And stay there! Fruit and meat... urgh!
     
  11. broccoli

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    It's a long time ago, but I'm pretty sure that my mum just made it with the nectar and the soup mix, no fruit pieces. I don't like stewed apricots either and I'm pretty sure I'd have remembered having to eat them when I was a kid.
     

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