Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken

Chicken is a very succulent meat. You can fry it, bake it, slap it on a grill, and do a billion other things with it. So, when it comes to dinner what if you’re in the mood for something different? Perhaps you want chicken that tastes a little sweeter. It melts on the tongue like a candy, but still be filling enough to keep you full hours later. Apricot chicken is the right recipe for you! It’s a quick, easy way to make chicken without all the muss and fuss of other recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins, cut in 1/2 across on an angle
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. cider or white wine vinegar
  • 12 dried pitted apricots, chopped
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup apricot all fruit spread or apricot preserves
  • 3 tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions:

  • Bring a large skillet up to medium heat. Add in the chicken and oil. Season liberally with pepper and salt.
  • Cook the chicken until it becomes lightly brown. You should only have to cook the chicken for a couple of minutes on each side. Toss the onions in and cook them for five minutes.
  • Toss the vinegar in, and continue to cook until it evaporates. Next add in the stock and apricots. Stir everything together and cook until the stock begins to boil. At this point cover the pan up. Bring the heat down and allow the stock to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Once done removed from heat. Serve the chicken while it’s still hot. Sprinkle some parsley over the top for added flavor.

Apricot chicken goes great with a couple of sides too! You can usually eat it with some brown or white rice. The sauce in the chicken is an excellent addition to the rice and gives it an extra flavor you’ll enjoy. A couple of steamed vegetables on the side are also an excellent addition to the dinner table.

Another excellent quality of this dish is that there are other ways to prepare it. Don't you like the idea of the chicken cooking in the pan? Well, you can also bake it in the oven if you want! Heck, you can even toss the chicken onto the grill beforehand and then toss it into the pan. The dish still comes out the same, but with a different quality due to how the chicken is prepared.

So, if you’re ever pressed for something delicious to make for dinner apricot chicken is the way to go. It’s fast, easy, simple, and a soon to be dinner favorite. Better yet the hint of sweetness wafting from it is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. If you’re feeling adventurous feel free to add some red pepper flakes to the chicken once it’s done cooking. The spiciness of the flakes melds well with the sweetness of the apricots.

 

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