Friday, July 26, 2013

Apricot Chicken

Still left with a punnet of fresh apricots after baking the blueberry & apricot buckle :) The fresh apricots taste sweet with some crunch but I do not know why my kids do not fancy eating this fresh fruit >.< But after baking/cooking the apricots, they accept the taste. Indeed the cooked apricots taste so much sweeter and literally melts in the mouth :D

I've cooked canned peach with chicken before, so I thought fresh apricot should goes well with chicken  too :D I simply just grab some chicken drumstick without knowing how about cooking with this two combination :P  some recipe findings and found lots of recipe on Apricot Chicken! Mostly are Moroccan inspired dishes which I've yet to cook before :D I've chosen the simplest recipe which all the spice ingredients I have readily in my pantry.  

Browning the chicken drumstick and braising all done in HappyCall Pan which reduce the cooking time by 50% (1/2 recipe) instead of braising for 45-50 mins as indicated by the original recipe.

Recipe source : Martha Stewart
  • 6 chicken drumstick, approx. 600gm
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 12 fresh apricots, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1.5 tbsp honey, or to taste
  • salt to taste

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in happy call pan (HCP), add in chicken, cover pan but do not lock it, cook for 3 mins over medium heat. Cook the other side for another 3-4 mins until browned. Transfer to a plate, reserved the liquid leaving about 1 tbsp oil in the pan.
  2. Add in onion and fry until lightly browned, for about 7 mins. Add garlic and saute briefly. 
  3. Add in apricots, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, reserved liquid, 1 cup water, honey. Bring to boil.
  4. Add in browned chicken pieces, cover lid. Lower heat and simmer for 10-12 mins until gravy thickens. Add in salt to taste.


kitchen flavours said...

A lovely dish! The usage of fresh apricots in a dish sounds good and looks very delicious cooked with the chicken! No wonder your kids love it!

Alan (travellingfoodies) said...

very interesting! This is a new dish to me! Will try it since apricots are in season now. :)

ivy sew said...

Peng, this is something very different and yummy too :)

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