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Quick Recipes – Apricot Chicken


Being so short of time this last week (who knew exclusively pumping could be so time consuming?), my stock of quickly prepared meals have been a lifesaver. Tonight, I made a family fave, Apricot Chicken. Yes, I know it is totally retro, and it is definitely not chic, but it is so yummy! I make it in two ways – in the slowcooker if I want ultra quick prep, or on the stove top if I have a little bit more time for active cooking, and need dinner on the table in half an hour. This is great served with cous cous, or rice.

The ingredients are the same for both.

1.5 kg chicken tenderloins (you can use skinless chicken pieces, just increase the cooking time)
825ml tin of apricot nectar
2 pkts french onion soup mix
1 tin apricot halves, drained

Slow cooker method:

Dredge chicken in flour and place in slowcooker. Mix apricot nectar, soup mix and apricots, and pour over chicken. Cook on low for about 4-5 hours.

Stovetop method:

Dredge chicken in flour and panfry on medium high in small amount of olive oil until lightly brown. Remove from pan and keep warm. Pour in apricot nectar and scrape up the brown bits. Sprinkle over soup mix, and stir well. Simmer until thickened. Add back in chicken pieces together with apricots. Cover, and simmer until cooked, about 15 minutes.

What are your favourite quick and easy meals?

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