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Apricot Chicken
« on: August 12, 2009, 11:17:48 am »
Name of Recipe:Apricot Chicken (converted from a Family Circle cookbook)
Number of People: 4 - 6 serves

Ingredients:
1kg chicken thigh fillets - trimmed weight (trimmed of fat & cut into 4-5cm pieces)
1tbs oil
120g dried apricots cut in half or three if large
400ml can apricot nectar
110 ml liquid chicken stock
Packet of French Onion Soup mix - reduced salt version or make your own using this forum recipe. Use 3.5 tablespoons in lieu of a packet of French Onion Soup.
S & P to taste
1 tbs chopped parsley

Preparation:
Heat oil for 3 mins/100o/speed 1.  Add chicken pieces and cook 5 mins/100o/reverse/soft speed or speed 1 if things aren't moving enough.
Mix all the liquids together with the soup mix and add to the TM bowl along with the apricots and cook for 25 minutes/100o/Reverse/speed 1.
Add parsley and seasoning to taste. If it not thick enough, use a little cornflour mixed with water.

Nice served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegies.



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Kulsha - I made this as half the recipe and it was very flavoursome, the dried apricots really make this dish!  A few tweaks to suit my pantry content: I used chicken breast which still turned out very tender.  I didn't have a packet of French onion soup so I used one onion and 2 cloves of garlic (sauteed first in the tmx with a little oil) with a tablespoon of vegetable stock concentrate instead. I will do this next time instead of the packet soup mix.  I also left out the chicken stock altogether but there was still plenty of sauce. In the last couple of minutes I added some frozen peas. It didn't need any more salt due to the stock but I added lots of black pepper. This is going to replace the recipe I had been using for years beforehand, so thanks for this. 

Amy - Another hit, thanks Judy. I halved the recipe and added some peas and corn. Served over a smashed potato.

MF - the kids all loved this one.

Kimmyh - Finally made this and it's worth the wait. I added carrots and capsicum and cooked the chicken breast pieces for the last 10 minutes. Delicious and better than the oven recipe. Thanks Judy will be making this regularly from now on.

LouLouB - This was so good! thank you.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2018, 07:53:28 am by judydawn »
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 11:22:38 am »
Thanks JD - another golden oldie.  :-*
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2009, 02:37:55 pm »
This is great Judy! I'll print it off for Mum - she'll be wrapped!
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2009, 02:44:14 pm »
I'm sure she will ILB - us older Mums all did this recipe.  I halved the quantities for us tonight - plenty for us and 1 for my Mum.
I used to use chicken marylands (skinned of course) for this recipe and cooked them in the oven but I think this recipe tastes even better. You must mix the soup mix with the liquid before adding to the hot pan though as it will just clump otherwise (ask me how I know that :P :P :P) I had to strain the mixture, remove all the bits of thick brown gluggy stuff from amongst the chicken pieces, return it to the liquid and blitz it.  Just made more work for myself but turned out beautifully in the end.  You learn from your mistakes though and can then prevent others from doing the same thing.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 08:29:31 pm by judydawn »
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2009, 02:49:26 pm »
Thanks for the tip JD  ;)
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011, 01:34:34 pm »
I made this tonight as half the recipe - and it was very flavoursome, the dried apricots really make this dish!  A few tweaks to suit my pantry content: I used chicken breast which still turned out very tender.  I didn't have a packet of french onion soup, so I used one onion and 2 cloves of garlic (sauted first in the tmx with a little oil) with a tablespoon of vegetable stock concentrate instead. I will do this next time instead of the packet soup mix.  I also left out the chicken stock altogether but there was still plenty of sauce. In the last couple of minutes I added some frozen peas. It didn't need any more salt due to the stock, but I added lots of black pepper. This is going to replace the recipe I had been using for years beforehand, so thanks for this  :)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 01:36:33 pm by Kulsha »
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2011, 08:33:37 pm »
Glad you enjoyed it Kulsha.  You can make your own French Onion Soup mixture with this recipe.  It is all I use now instead of the packet variety.
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 11:43:07 pm »
I'm going to make this for dinner tonight. How much FOSM should I put in if I'm using homemade? ???

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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 12:40:20 am »
Let us know how it tastes Amy.

This was a favourite in our house years ago when my kids were young.

Haven't made for years as don't like using packet soups in anything.

What a great recipe for making the FOSM Judy  ;D

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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 01:12:08 am »
Use 3.5 tablespoons in lieu of a packet of French Onion Soup mix Amy.
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2012, 05:02:27 am »
Let us know how it tastes Amy.

Of course MF :D

Use 3.5 tablespoons in lieu of a packet of French Onion Soup mix Amy.

Thanks Judy. I have never seen a packet of FOSM so I wasn't sure how much was in a shop-bought one :-)) :)

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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2012, 11:51:18 am »
Another hit, thanks Judy :-*

I halved the recipe and added some peas and corn. Served over a smashed potato :)

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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2012, 01:05:46 pm »
Gosh, you are pulling some of my old ones out to do Amy - thanks for the review.
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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 01:08:19 pm »
I like cooking different things Judy, and its nice to pull out some of these old recipes now and again. There are probably some real beauties that have been overlooked or forgotten about :-))

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Re: APRICOT CHICKEN
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 01:18:05 pm »
Even by the poster themselves  ;)
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