apricot chicken recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Servings: 4


1 pound chicken tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ yellow onion, finely diced
1 ½ cups chicken stock, or as needed
1 cup apricot preserves
¼ cup white vinegar
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon butter


Marinate the chicken with a blend of garam masala, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and then set it aside. In a skillet over medium heat, heat up olive oil. Sauté the onions in the heated oil until they become tender, which typically takes around 5 minutes. Add the seasoned chicken to the skillet and cook, stirring, until the outer layer of the chicken pieces is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Once done, remove the mixture from the pan and set it aside.

In the same pan, pour 1 cup of chicken stock and bring it to a gentle simmer. Deglaze the pan by scraping up the flavorful brown bits from the bottom. Stir in apricot preserves and vinegar, adjusting the consistency with the remaining chicken stock to achieve a velvety sauce. Season the mixture to your liking with a dash of hot sauce. Reintroduce the chicken into the pan and let it simmer until fully cooked, usually around 10 minutes. Just before serving, stir in lime zest and butter to add a zesty and rich touch to the dish.

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g17%
Saturated Fat 4g19%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 377mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 56g20%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin C 11mg12%
Calcium 46mg4%
Iron 1mg8%
Potassium 323mg7%