I love it when people clean out their pantries and give me the things they don't want. It's not like I walk up the street with a shopping trolley yelling "throw out your unused pantry items". Mum (who used to) and my sister (who does now) has a clean out every now and again and I'll happily take what she doesn't want. One of those items was apricot jam. We're not big jam eaters opting to have it occasionally on pancakes and that's about it. I find it a challenge coming up with ways to use these unusual ingredients that I don't normally buy.
I'm also not a "fruit used in savoury cooking" kind of girl either. When I see pork stuffed with prunes or pineapple on a pizza, I cringe. I'm not the biggest fan of the packet mix "Apricot Chicken" that was so popular in the 1970's (mix the packet with apricot nectar) but using a couple of tablespoons of the apricot jam in this quick stir fry worked quite well. (I added a couple tablespoons of chilli sauce once I'd served the kid's meals just to spice things up.) This was easy peasy and a different way to serve up chicken and onions.
Four Ingredient Apricot Chicken
- Chicken - I used 1 breast. You could use pieces, legs, wings
- 1/2 cup apricot jam
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 onion, sliced
- Brown onions in a non stick pan (or you could use a spray of oil).
- Add chicken and cook until brown.
- Add apricot jam and stir through until melted.
- Pour over stock and simmer for approx 10 mins until liquid has slightly reduced.