Apricot Chicken

Sometimes I crave something different for dinner. Yesterday was one of those days. When I have a friend over, I like to create a tasty meal to share. This recipe ticked both of those boxes for me.

Although I have made apricot chicken before, my original recipe wasn’t satisfying. So, I searched online and found one by Jamie Oliver which looked yummy. His recipe included cinnamon and honey to the mix, I also added curry. I think the spices give it a unique taste. The dried apricots could be replaced with the real thing, or tinned apricots without the juice to reduce the sweetness.

The original recipe can be found here: https://delishsides.com/apricot-chicken-recipe-jamie-oliver/

Easy meal preparation is important to me. I like to enjoy the process of cooking, not just the meal. I served this with steamed zucchini, green beans, capsicum, broccolini, carrot and pumpkin. We both enjoyed it and I hope you do too.


  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 100g dried apricots
  • 1 kg chicken pieces (I used tenderloins)
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 tsp. crushed garlic
  • 2 low salt chicken stock cubes
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ cups water
  •  2 tsp. corn flour


Place the oil in a large pan, then add the curry powder, cumin, cinnamon, and stock cubes. Heat until the spices release their fragrance.

Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is transparent. Add the chicken to the pan. When the chicken has browned add the honey and stir.

Make a paste with some of the water and then add the remaining water and the paste to the chicken mix. Stir until the sauce thickens. Finally, add the dried apricots.

Simmer for half an hour.

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