This quick apricot chicken casserole recipe is perfect for a cold winter night!

Publish Date
Friday, 16 August 2019, 10:24AM

You can easily master this apricot chicken recipe, which is a quick weeknight meal. The chicken comes out moist and delicious, and the apricots add an elegant flair.


1 Tbsp oil
1 whole chicken, cut into pieces, or 8 chicken thighs/drumsticks
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 Tbsp tomato paste
1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped or ½ tsp dried herbs
1 can crushed tomatoes
8 apricots, halved fresh apricots or a 400g can of apricot halves
1 cup water
1 tsp chicken stock, powdered


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan or saucepan and brown chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes on both sides until lightly browned. Set chicken aside.
  2. Drizzle a little more oil into the same pan and fry onion and garlic until soft, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add back the chicken, along with the tomato paste, sweet chilli sauce, herbs, tomatoes, apricots, water and stock powder. Roughly break up the apricots with a wooden spoon.
  4. Stir all ingredients together and partially cover with a lid.
  5. Simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve hot with rice, couscous or mash, and greens.


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