Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Apricot Chicken

My children aren't fond of Apricot Chicken. It hasn't featured on a menu plan of mine for quite some time. However, every now and then you just have to try again! My Mum's recipe calls for a tin of apricot nectar and a packet of dried french onion soup mix. I decided to try something else last week and it worked the point that the two kids who were home to eat it, actually admitted that it was pretty good!'s a recipe for Apricot Chicken that is recommended by kids!

Apricot Chicken

Chicken Pieces ~ enough for your family
1 tin (400g) apricot nectar
1 onion, diced finely
2 teaspoons chicken stock powder (or 2 cubes)

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a casserole dish.
  2. Saute the onions in a little olive oil until transparent and tender.
  3. Add the apricot nectar and bring to the boil. Once boiling, add the chicken stock powder.
  4. Pour the nectar mixture over the chicken pieces.
  5. Place a lid on the casserole dish and bake for about an hour at 160C/350F.
There you have it. An easy peasy meal that tastes really scrummy and without all the nasty additives or too-strong flavours from that packet of dried soup!


Terri said...

Sounds good to me!

The Tin House said...

Trace, another method my kids like is to use a combination of plain flour and gravy powder to flavour the liquid. You add about 1.5 tablespoons of each once the onion is cooked and the chicken browned. Then you add the nectar. Lisa x

Tracy said...

You'll never guess ~ I have to make gravy from scratch because my kids don't like gravox. Isn't that just the most awful thing LOL.

For the rest of humanity, that is a fabulous idea though! It certainly would make a milder flavoured sauce, which is I think, what my kids objected to.