Apricot & Almond Chicken

A dash of Queen Natural Almond Extract and in-season fresh apricots make this dinnertime classic that extra bit special.

Prep:
20mins
Cook:
40mins
Serves:
4

Ingredients

  1. 4 chicken Marylands
  2. 1 tbsp olive oil
  3. 1 small brown onion, finely chopped
  4. 350g fresh apricots, halved, stone removed
  5. 3/4 cup orange juice
  6. 1 tbsp caster sugar
  7. 2 tsp Queen Natural Almond Extract
  8. 1/4 cup flaked almonds, toasted
  9. Green beans and salad, to serve

Method

  1. Step 1

    Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a non stick frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add chicken, two pieces at a time to cook. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until browned on both sides. Transfer to prepared baking tray. Once all pieces are browned, bake for 10-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

  2. Step 2

    Heat remaining oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until softened. Add apricots, orange juice, sugar and Almond Extract to onion. Stir until mixture comes to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until apricots have broken down into a thick sauce.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer sauce to a food processor and process until a smooth sauce forms. Season with salt and white pepper. Makes about 1 1/4 cups sauce.

  4. Step 4

    To serve, place chicken onto serving plates and top with sauce and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with steamed green beans and salad.