My friend made this dish for me when I had a newborn baby. It quickly became a family favorite. The marinade is incredible and the pieces of prune and apricot create a nice sweet balance. Serve with Basmati rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the soy sauce, lemon juice, sherry, honey, thyme, curry powder. dried oregano, ground ginger, ground black pepper, and garlic. Place the marinade with the chicken into a resealable bag, and marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.

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  • Bring the brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and cook the chicken pieces until browned on all sides. Sprinkle the chicken with prunes and apricots; pour the marinade into the skillet. Bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 30 minutes. Uncover and simmer until the sauce is slightly thickened, the chicken is no longer pink at the bone, and the juices run clear, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Serve over the brown rice.

Nutrition Facts

681.1 calories; protein 36.6g 73% DV; carbohydrates 82.2g 27% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterol 97mg 32% DV; sodium 1424.7mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2009
Wow! What a tasty meal! The only difference I made was to use cut up chicken breast instead of boni- in pieces and it turned out great. I can't wait to make this for my friends. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2010
I was disappointed. Mine tasted a bit grainy from all the spices and mostly just soy sauce. It was aesthetically unappealing. I'm going to try to doctor it a bit today by adding some sugar to balance out the flavors. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2009
Wow! What a tasty meal! The only difference I made was to use cut up chicken breast instead of boni- in pieces and it turned out great. I can't wait to make this for my friends. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2009
I omitted thyme and added 1/2tsp.oregano.Instead of sherry I used dry vermouth.Is a delicious dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2010
This was really yummy! My whole family loved it so much! Instead of the brown rice i used jasmine rice and put a dash of cinnomon(sp?lol) and tumeric(sp?again lol!) in to give more flavor and it was seriouly amazing! I also used chicken breast rather than the pieces and it was great! I would recomend this dish to anyone that likes to try new things (: Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2009
Followed the recipe exactly to the letter. Produced a lovely exotic taste (marinated 24 hrs). Could have been a '5' but I blew it by: not having a tight-fitting lid on the skillet and cooking too long - sauce was cooked off by the time I served.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
THIS DISH IS AMAZING!!!!! I am 13 and I LOVE to cook. I wanted to try something new and this was perfect. I actually made this for my class of 31 students and they ate a whole large crock pot full of it I have to admit it looks disgusting... but it's one of the best things i have EVER had! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2012
My husband made this for dinner and it was FANTASTIC! Easy to do and tastes great! I recommend this to everyone. We didn't have sherry or dried oregano so we used apple-cider vinegar and a couple of drops of oregano oil from my DoTerra oils. We also diced the fruit so there wasn't big chunks to deal with. It had very good flavor and a nice sauce. Can't wait to do this again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2010
Very good but not 5-star good. The flavors in the marinade did blend very well. I usually don't like dried fruit in savory dishes but I added the apricots and prunes anyways and it actually worked okay. If you like dried fruit in these types of dishes then you'll probably love this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
I think that perhaps the few who said this lacked flavour might have been using old spices that had lost their punch. This turned out beautifully for me love the kick from the acid from the lemon especially. I used chicken legs might try skinless thighs and/or drums next time to cut down on the fat. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2010
I was disappointed. Mine tasted a bit grainy from all the spices and mostly just soy sauce. It was aesthetically unappealing. I'm going to try to doctor it a bit today by adding some sugar to balance out the flavors. Read More
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