This is an easy, quick, and impressive dish with a sweet and aromatic flavors from the apricots and spices. Be sure to use unsulfured apricots! The color is darker and the flavor is more complex, really giving depth and life to the dish. Serve over couscous or quinoa and top it all off with some toasted pine nuts. Yum!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken thighs on both sides until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Set chicken aside, then stir in onion and garlic; cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the onion has softened. Stir in apricots and season with ginger, cumin, and allspice. Cook for 1 minute until spices are fragrant.

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  • Pour beer into pan, scraping the bottom of the pan to dissolve the browned bits. Add chicken, cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer gently until the chicken begins to fall away from the bone, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

266 calories; 11.1 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 64 mg sodium. 17.1 g carbohydrates; 20.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2007
Yeah you could definitely use wine instead of beer to deglaze the pan. I'm thinking white would be a good complement to to apricots but red would certainly do in a pinch and would be nice with the spices. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2007
This was definitely edible but less than shockingly amazing. It smelled amazing but lacked something in the taste. Also I would go easy on the onions and maybe add pineapple or crushed red pepper? Or cilantro? I don't know it just needs something else. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2007
Yeah you could definitely use wine instead of beer to deglaze the pan. I'm thinking white would be a good complement to to apricots but red would certainly do in a pinch and would be nice with the spices. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2007
Yeah you could definitely use wine instead of beer to deglaze the pan. I'm thinking white would be a good complement to to apricots but red would certainly do in a pinch and would be nice with the spices. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2007
Very very good. I use the big can of budweiser and canned apricots. The sauce is so good. There is never enough. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/18/2007
This was definitely edible but less than shockingly amazing. It smelled amazing but lacked something in the taste. Also I would go easy on the onions and maybe add pineapple or crushed red pepper? Or cilantro? I don't know it just needs something else. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
06/24/2007
This sounded a lot better than it actually was. Just not my flavor profile. Sorry. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
03/15/2007
Recipe sounds really good! Any substitutes for beer (that i dislike) and broth (that i run out of...)? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/20/2015
I prepared this recipe using dark beer added chicken stock base and some all-fruit apricot spread for flavor a chopped red pepper plus green olives to make it more like a tagine! It was delicious! Read More