Got a cutting board, knife, spoon, a saute pan, and 30 minutes? That's all you need to whip up this tasty dinner. Makes great leftovers the next day too!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring the rice and 3 1/2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cover; simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • While the rice is cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Once the oil is hot, stir in the chicken, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the onions, and cook until the onions have softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes more. Pour in the chicken stock, dried apricots, and apricot preserves.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the chicken is tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Dissolve the cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water, and stir into the simmering chicken mixture. Cook until the sauce has thickened and cleared, about 1 minute. Serve the apricot chicken over rice.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

443 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 237 mg sodium. 69.4 g carbohydrates; 26.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2009
The sauce needed to be thicker. I would add another tbs of cornstarch. I cut the chicken down to 1 1/2 pounds and added a fresh stir fry mix of snow peas broccoli and carrots. I didn't have apricots (just the jam) so my husband suggested throwing in some raisins instead. I'm glad he did I think its what made it as good as it was and no chopping apricots. We do much prefer the apricot Glazed Chicken from this site which is very similar. Another tbs cornstarch a tbs of soy sauce and mare another 4oz of jam or a little less broth and this would be 5 stars all the way. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2009
It's ok. It's just too sweet and I used the "No sugar added preserves" and half the dried apricots suggested. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2009
The sauce needed to be thicker. I would add another tbs of cornstarch. I cut the chicken down to 1 1/2 pounds and added a fresh stir fry mix of snow peas broccoli and carrots. I didn't have apricots (just the jam) so my husband suggested throwing in some raisins instead. I'm glad he did I think its what made it as good as it was and no chopping apricots. We do much prefer the apricot Glazed Chicken from this site which is very similar. Another tbs cornstarch a tbs of soy sauce and mare another 4oz of jam or a little less broth and this would be 5 stars all the way. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2009
The sauce needed to be thicker. I would add another tbs of cornstarch. I cut the chicken down to 1 1/2 pounds and added a fresh stir fry mix of snow peas broccoli and carrots. I didn't have apricots (just the jam) so my husband suggested throwing in some raisins instead. I'm glad he did I think its what made it as good as it was and no chopping apricots. We do much prefer the apricot Glazed Chicken from this site which is very similar. Another tbs cornstarch a tbs of soy sauce and mare another 4oz of jam or a little less broth and this would be 5 stars all the way. Read More
(8)
Rating: 2 stars
03/31/2009
It's ok. It's just too sweet and I used the "No sugar added preserves" and half the dried apricots suggested. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2009
This recipe is terrific! I did need to add 2 tablespoons more of corn starch than is suggested and I also served steamed asparagus with it it was an all around great dish though my family loved it! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
I made only half this recipe since it is only the 2 of us and it was absolutely delicious. I normally do not care for apricots but it was just the right sweetness for the sause which is great over the rice. I found the sauce to be perfect. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
A big hit! I used garlic flavored oil instead of olive oil. Also added a spicy jerk sauce. I took a short cut: cooked the chicken then removed it to a plate and sliced into strips then returned it to the pan--easier than cutting raw chicken. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2017
This is a great recipe when you don't want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I added 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper because my husband doesn't usually like sweet dishes. I didn't put the apricots in; just a couple of tablespoons of the preserves. He cleaned his plate! This is so easy to make. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2015
I added some garlic to the onions and finished it with some bottled lime juice to brighten it. It's delicious! I served it with aborio rice -- it's what I had and served quick fried sugar snap peas. Very tasty! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
06/21/2016
Edible but way too sweet for my family. Read More