Braised Apricot Chicken
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
The apricots paired with this marinade is simply fantastic on this chicken!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - Tbsp canola oil
  • 4 - boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1/2 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 2 - Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 - Tbsp honey
  • 1 - Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 - cup(s) dried apricots
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - sliced almonds**
  • Side: - couscous**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the onion.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and brown both sides of the chicken breasts. Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes with the chicken, then add in the orange juice, vinegar, honey and garlic.
  3. Saute over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes, turning the chicken 2 to 3 times. Reduce heat to low and add the apricots. Simmer for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook the couscous, as directed.
  5. Prepare veggies.
  6. Serve Braised Apricot Chicken with sliced almond garnish and side of couscous and veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 small white onions.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup orange juice, 4 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 4 Tbsp honey and 2 Tbsp minced garlic.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • Half of the prepared marinade
  • 1 1/2 cups dried apricots
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before adding all ingredients to the saucepan and cooking over medium low heat, until chicken is cooked through. Turn chicken a few times while sauteing.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice or quinoa.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Braised Apricot Chicken

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add all contents of bag to large saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, until chicken is cooked through. Turn chicken a few times while sauteing.
Serve with sliced almond garnish, side of couscous and veggies.