Evin's Indian Apricot Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Evin's Indian Apricot Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Evin's Indian Apricot Chicken

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"This spicy sweet chicken has flavors from South Asia. It's quick and easy and always a hit. Serve over rice or couscous."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Season the chicken with garam masala, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; set aside. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions in the hot oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken; cook and stir until the chicken pieces are no longer pink on the outside, about 5 minutes. Remove the mixture from the pan and set aside.
  2. Pour 1 cup of chicken stock into the pan and bring to a simmer. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan; stir in the apricot preserves and vinegar. Thin with the remaining chicken stock as needed to create a smooth sauce. Season to taste with the hot sauce. Place chicken back in pan; simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Stir in lime zest and butter before serving.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 03, 2011

I have been using Allrecipes for a while but this is the first recipe I have felt compelled to review. While I am reluctant to build up hopes too much, this is simply one of the best things I have ever eaten, maybe the best. It is certainly the best chicken dish I have ever had. It's very easy, except that you have to find out where to score some garam masala. It's not in any grocery stores in my area. I had to find a hidden away Indian store. You can also make your own.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 18, 2012

Just okay. Kind of sweet for our taste

Dec 06, 2010

MomZilla! I just finished *french kissing* your recipe! I had previously seasoned my salmon with S&P, onion powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes and set it aside. I followed your directions except the chicken aspect and simmered the ingredients for 10-15 mins and poured the sauce over the baked salmon. And Oh my! It was copiously delish! I served it with brown rice and watercress salad. I believe this can be used on almost any meat/seafood with success...Thanks Evin!

Sep 03, 2009

Sweet & Sour with the flavor of India. This cooks up in no time flat. It is wonderfully zippy and is complimented well with rice. Serve with a salad and plan on making even more next time, because there will be no leftovers tonight!

Jan 24, 2011

Wowee zowee! This was amazing!!! And I just realized I had forgot to add the hot sauce. Apricot preserves and garam masala sure compliment one another nicely! Used apple cider vinegar b/c it's my preferred vinegar. I served this with a potato and pea curry, naan, and a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. Mmmm. Will definitely make this one again-and maybe remember the hot sauce.

Dec 09, 2009

Evin, you my friend are a star! I had a hard time finding the Garam Marsala but I prevailed at Cost Plus. I have never used it before and boy does it smell wonderful and tastes better! I made this with pork chops. I seasoned them a few hours before i cooked them. I sauteed the onions and set them aside.I added them back to the hot tub with the chops at the end. The sauce is terrific with garlic bread, for the soppin:)!! Thank you soo much Evin! Really YummO

Sep 22, 2009

Very easy to make and very good. I didn't have fresh limes, so I mixed a little bit of lime juice in with the butter. I will probably make this again this week. I would double the amount of chicken next time. There was enough sauce to do that.

Mar 15, 2011

Finally made this! Everyone liked it! I used some boneless thighs I had and it was like sweet and sour chicken. Nice citrusy flavor with a little tang. I added a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce up for a gravy with rice. Thanks Evin!


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  • Calories
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 13 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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