One thing my children have always been great at is eating fresh fruits and vegetables. That being said, every so often they find something they just cannot eat enough of before it goes bad. We had recently bought a pack of apricots from Costco. They each tried one the night we bought it, and didn’t touch them again. So here I was with 12 apricots that I had to use fast! So I decided to make the fresh apricot chicken recipe.
Over the years, I have tried many recipes made with jams and preserves. While these are good, they have more additives than I would prefer. Having the opportunity to use fresh fruit instead is much more appealing to me. This fresh apricot chicken recipe absolutely hits the spot!
Fresh Apricot Chicken Recipe
- Chicken breast (2 lbs) cubed
- Apricots, diced (10-12)
- yellow onion, diced (1)
- White sugar (1/4 cup)
- Apple cider vinegar (1 tbsp)
- Chicken Broth (2 cups)
- Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
- Rosemary, dry (1 tbsp)
- Pepper, to taste
- Olive oil
Begin by dicing up your apricots (make sure to remove the pits). I prefer to cut the apricot in half, remove pit, then slice each of the two sides into four pieces. Toss these in a medium-sized bowl, along with the white sugar and apple cider vinegar. Gently stir until apricots are covered in the mixture and set to the side.
In a large skillet, place about a tablespoon of olive oil and heat to a medium heat. Cook the chicken completely, making sure there is some browning. Remove from pan and set to side.
Back in the pan, saute up your onions in olive oil until slightly canalized. Add in chicken broth and reduce to a simmer.
Now take your apricots and place one-third of them (without sauce) with your chicken. Take the remaining apricots and all sauce it has rendered, and puree in the blender. Add this mixture to your pan with the broth and onions. Add in your cinnamon, rosemary, and pepper. Let this mixture simmer for fifteen minutes. Stir periodically
Add in chicken and remaining apricots into pan. Stir gently and cook for an additional five minutes. Serve hot over rice or noodles. Enjoy!