thread: Apricot Chicken

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Dec 2008

    Apricot Chicken

    Im doing Apricot Chicken tomorrow night in the slow cooker. Its a maggi packet mix and only says to add onions. Would you add vege (peas, carrot, corn) to it or cook later and add as a side dish??

    also would you serve with mash, rice or pasta??

    sry for the questions im not feeling very creative in the kitchen lately and im struggling with finding something different to cook everynight.

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Feb 2006
    Newcastle, NSW

    I usually serve mine on either rice or almond couscous.

    I don't usually add any extra vegies though... We're all pretty boring here when it comes to our apricot chicken... I do however add extra apricot halves to the mix

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Jan 2009

    I do add veggies, sometimes carrots, peas, zuchini.

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Dec 2008

    oh i never thought of zuchini!!

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    Croydon, Victoria

    I love saucy dishes with mash. They just go together. I normally add veggies as a side.

  6. #6

    Jan 2008

    I normally put carrot and broccoli in it mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Jul 2008
    Brisbane North

    I add dried apricots, usually serve with rice and vegies on the side.

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Oct 2007
    Middle Victoria

    You can make apricot chicken easily without a special packet.

    Get chicken noodle soup mix or french onion soup mix (the 49c packs are fine)
    apricot nectar
    (whatever extras you want)

    A) you can chuck everything in

    B) roll the chicken bits in flour/soup mix
    then chuck everything in

    onion, carrot, zucchini, peas, corn, apricot halves or dried apricots.

  9. #9
    Registered User

    Sep 2007

    And you can even make it without any packets at all, if you are that way inclined! I add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard and some ras el hanout (middle eastern spice blend, you could use cumin or saffron) to mine and it kicks butt.

    the recipe I use is this:

    1/2 cup plain flour
    1kg (8 pieces) skinless chicken thighs or breasts, trimmed (I use breast pieces, cut into thirds)
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 large brown onion, peeled, cut into thin wedges
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning blend
    405ml can apricot nectar
    1/2 cup Dried Apricots, chopped
    1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped

    I just fry the onion and garlic, brown the chicken, then bung it all in the slow cooker (except the parsley, which goes on at the end.) You can also add a dollop of sour cream too which is nice.