Happy Valentine’s Day! My gift to you: Apricot Chicken two ways

14 Feb

Happy Valentine's Day from me to you!

Today is Valentine’s Day, and to show my love for you, I’m giving you not one, but TWO recipes today!

Both recipes are for the same dish: Apricot Chicken. One is baked in the oven and one is a crock pot recipe sent to me during my crock pot recipe contest last month. It was the first one I tried, sent to me by Joanna Sprik at Jolyn’s Cupcakes and Candies. Stop over at her blog and check it out!

Her recipe was very simple and tasty too! My only problem….I made it on a day I was recovering from being sick, and because I wasn’t 100% yet, I forgot to take a picture of the final product, and it was so good! Next time I make it, I’ll post a photo of it!


Just two ingredients to go in the crock pot with your chicken!


24 oz apricot preserves (2 12oz jars),

6 seasoned chicken breasts (can use tenders too)

1 envelope onion soup mix

I put it all in my crock pot and cooked it all day long, served it over white rice.

Thanks for sharing Joanna!


It's like dessert for dinner...


I posted this recipe on Facebook a couple of years ago, it’s one I’ve been making for years. Here it is now, as I posted it then:

Apricot Chicken A Norman LeClair Recipe (The Red Rooster Restaurant, NK RI)

I’m writing the original recipe with my own modifications added in. I’ve made this for so many years that I’ve kind of modified it to my liking. Basically so it’s like dessert instead of dinner. 🙂

2 whole chicken breasts, skinned, boned, halved and flattened
I actually use several (depending on how many people)boneless, skinless tenders or breasts instead of going through all the work of skinning and boning the whole breasts.

1/2 cup bread crumbs
Recipe calls for flavored, I use plain.

4 mushroom caps, stems removed
sometimes I skip these if I don’t have any mushrooms. Not crucial to recipe, in my opinion.

2 teaspoons butter

1/2 cup Apricot Jelly
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp. ginger
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon soy
Recipe also calls for pinch of crushed red pepper, I don’t use it.

In flat dish, press crumbs into chicken on both sides; reserve.

Mix well in bowl: apricot jelly, ginger, garlic, red pepper, vinegar, soy sauce; reserve.

Butter or spray one oven proof casserole dish.

Lay out chicken in dish.

Top with mushroom caps.

Spoon glaze on chicken and mushrooms.

Dot with butter.

Bake at 400 for 20 minutes. Remove to serving plates and spoon remaining glaze on chicken.

I serve on a bed of white rice.


Baked Apricot Chicken

2 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day! My gift to you: Apricot Chicken two ways”

  1. jo-lyn February 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

    yummy!! =)

  2. jo-lyn February 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Thnx for the shout out!! 😉

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