Sunday, January 20, 2013

Apricot Chicken...SRS

YES you are in the right place. I have teamed up with a group of ladies, through Hungry Little Girl to participate in a SURPRISE recipe swap! How cool is that? We all signed up and Jutta sent us emails to tell us who we were paired with. I got a name, the blog name and then was given 3 weeks to find a recipe on that blog that I wanted to recreate. Now it is time for me to reveal to you, and the other blog, the recipe and details!!
I have been so excited about this project. Can't wait to find out WHO has me ?!?! woo hoo

OK, I was given Anne from Domesblissity and I chose her Apricot Chicken. I chose this one for several reasons:

  1. it looked good
  2. it was easy
  3. I am obsessed with an Australian show and she is from Australia
  4. on the show the woman cooks "apricot chicken" all the time
  5. I love apricots
  6. dh has never eaten them
I thought I had what I needed to make this recipe and when I went to fix it I saw I did not. SO...I improvised. My recipe of course is not exactly like hers but I have to say, it was FAN Freakin' Tastic! My dh said "that's a keeper" and the next day was STILL talking about how good it was.

It was a beautiful dish on the plate and played beautiful music with my taste buds! Thanks Anne for this inspiration! Anne's recipe is 4 ingredients but mine is five. She served hers over rice and I chose Israeli couscous.

Apricot Chicken

Chicken, 6 boneless skinless chicken tenders, diced
1/2 cup organic chicken broth
1/2 cup apricot preserves
green onions, 5 chopped
sweet orange salad bell peppers, sliced

Cook the chicken in just a tad bit of oil. Add the broth and preserves. Allow this to cook and thicken. Chop the onions and slice the peppers. Lay these on top of the cooked mix, cover with a lid and shut off the heat. Allow this to steam to a delicious finish. Stir well and serve over Israeli couscous.





  1. Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you Dawn for your kind words. I'm so glad you liked the recipe. You'd hardly think it had apricots in it. Which Australian show is it that you like? Thanks again for your lovely kind words.

    Anne xx

    1. Hi Anne, it was soooo good, my dh has asked when I fixing it again! lol
      I LOVE "McLeods Daughters" I know it is no longer on the air and I am watching it on Netflix , I am on season 7 about 1/2 way through. There are 8. I hate to see it end :(

  2. I would have never thought of putting chicken and apricot together! But it looks so yummy!
    And if your hubby was so excited about it, mine might be too. I have to try it :)
    Thank you for being a part of my little group, I knew you would fit so perfectly!

    1. Thank you for the opportunity Jutta! I am sure your dh would love it. It is divine!

  3. Sounds so easy and delicious! Can't wait to give this one a try :)

    1. A delicious recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  4. This chicken recipe looks great! I love a quick and easy recipe!

    I am also a fan of Australia and have a few friends and some family that live there. Have you ever tried Vegemite? If not, do not think you are missing anything!

    I am so glad you are a part of SRS! I am having a good time with it.

    1. Great time with SRS! Yes, Australia is on my bucket list :) Maybe we can get a sponsor! We can go on a food trip :) minus the vegemite of course!

  5. This looks delicious. I make an apricot glaze for my chicken, but this is completely different and can't wait to try it :)

    1. This is so good, my husband is STILL talking about it, he said he could eat it 3 times a week!

  6. I have never had apricots and chicken together but it sounds so good!I'm a huge fan of Israeli Couscous, good choice. pinning to try later.

    1. You'll LOVE it. I love the Israeli couscous and my husband likes it as well but won't eat the 'normal' couscous. lol