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One-pot apricot chicken with creamy rice

A gorgeous sweet and savoury one-pot chicken meal.

When was the last time you tried this family favourite?

Deliciously tender and succulent apricot chicken and soft creamy rice. This warm and comforting one-pot meal is the perfect family dinner for the cooler nights!

Would you prefer a slow-cooker apricot chicken or an exotic chicken, almond and apricot tagine.

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Apricot chicken with creamy rice


Apricot chicken with creamy rice


Remove and discard skin from the chicken if necessary. Heat half the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook chicken, in batches, until browned all over; drain on paper towel.


Heat remaining oil in the same pan; cook onion, ginger, garlic and celery, stirring, for 10 minutes or until onion and celery are browned lightly.


Return chicken to pan with nectar, the water and soup mix; bring to the boil. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add rice; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in spinach. Sprinkle with parsley to serve.

Serve with steamed vegetables or a salad. We used trimmed, skinless chicken drumsticks, known as ‘lovely legs’ for this recipe; they will save you time by not having to remove the skin.


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