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Spicy Apricot Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Spicy Apricot Chicken Stir-Fry

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"Crushed red pepper flakes, canned apricots, pineapple chunks and frozen stir-fry veggies make for a quick, easy and delicious meal. Serve with your favorite rice recipe. I recommend coconut rice."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Stir together apricot juice, soy sauce, cornstarch, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl until the cornstarch has dissolved; set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a wok over high heat. Stir in ginger, and cook until it begins turns golden brown, about 10 seconds. Add the chicken; cook and stir until the chicken turns white and begins to firm. Stir in the stir-fry vegetables, and continue cooking until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the vegetables are hot.
  3. Stir in the apricots, pineapple chunks, and apricot juice mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook until the sauce thickens and clears, about 1 minute. Stir in green onion before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 08, 2008

This was wonderful!! Will definitely make again. The only issue I had was that the sauce was not as thick as I had expected. Perhaps I might use a tiny bit more cornstarch next time. Also, I cut the chicken into smaller pieces. But this was wonderful. Fabulous flavor. Thank you

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 14, 2011

There was nothing bad about it, but nothing to rave about either. My 12 yr old thoroughly enjoyed it, and we'll be making it again because of that. I thought it was missing something, although the pineapples and apricots were amazingly good in it.


16 Ratings

Jun 20, 2008

Great easy recipe! I also added the juice from the pineapple to the sauce mixture and doubled the other ingredients in the sauce mixture to compensate for the extra juice. It turned out well as I didn't want to waste the pineapple juice. I served it over rice. Loved it! Will definitely make it again!

Apr 08, 2008

This is my recipe, so of course, I love it! Spiciness can be increased by adding more crushed red pepper and the chicken should be cut into about 1-1/2" x 1/2" strips (chunks). You can also use fresh veggies or pork for this recipe. Have fun!

Dec 10, 2010

The only reason I can't offer this awesome recipe five stars is because I changed it for necessity's sake. I found this recipe while trying to fix a meal with what was in my pantry and so my ingredients were limited. I used powdered ginger (half the amount) because I had no fresh, I use fresh garlic (almost twice as much) because I had no powder, no pineapple, and no green onion. The biggest risk was that I use apricot preserves instead of caned apricots which added a touch of sweetness. I cooked the veggies separate but I'll mix them in next time. Even my skeptical 18 year old nephew loved it....I'll make this again. It was awesome.

May 20, 2010

Sorry I did not care for this at all, the flavour was OK, altho certainly not what I would consider spicy. I used a lot of fresh garlic, rather than powder and I still didn't think the sauce had much flavour. I also thought the texture of the canned apricots conflicted too much with the slightly crunchy veggies. If I left the apricots out, and seasoned up the sauce more, would be good, but then it wouldn't be this recipe.

Feb 10, 2010

Wonderful recipe! I tweaked the apricot and pineapple amounts based on what I had (more pineapple than apricots) and it was still wicked good. Added some fresh garlic to the ginger, and put some shrimp in there too. As others noticed, the sauce didn't thicken up a whole lot so I added a bit more cornstarch. Still little liquidy, but liked it because the rice absorbed the extra. Definite keeper. Thanks for sharing!

Jul 28, 2010

Delicious sauce and chicken! Instead of frozen veggies, I used fresh bell and sweet peppers, broccoli, zucchini, and tomato and it turned out great.


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  • Calories
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 18.7 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 529 mg
  • 21%

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

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