Everyday Apricot Chicken

This sweet and tangy chicken dish will win you praise every time.

apricot chicken


  • 8 chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp. mixed medium masala
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cm piece of ginger crushed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 can apricot halves in syrup, drained, juice reserved
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped (optional)
  • salt and pepper

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  1. Mix together the spices, olive oil, juice of the apricots, garlic and ginger.
  2. Place the chicken thighs into a container and season well.
  3. Pour over the marinade and cover.
  4. Place into the fridge and leave overnight.
  5. Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and set the marinade aside.
  6. In a hot pan brown the chicken thighs on each side and place into a roasting dish.
  7. Heat the chicken stock and the remaining marinade together and pour over the chicken.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 °C for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and stir in the apricot halves and the fresh coriander.
  10. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  11. Serve with basmati rice.

Serves 4

Source: http://www.ilovecooking.co.za/recipes/4/459/chicken_poultry_4/spiced,chicken,apricot