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Sticky Soy and Apricot Chicken

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Serves 2

Chicken in a sticky Soy and Apricot Sauce, served with cous cous and summer vegetables

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  • 3 skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp apricot conserve
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 150g cous cous
  • 200g mixed vegetables
  • 1 small handful of flaked almonds
  • 6 dried apricots


    1. Add oil to pan and brown chicken on both sides
    2. Add chicken stock, soy sauce and apricot conserve to the pan and simmer for 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked
    3. Whilst chicken is cooking, cook vegetables of choice and prepare cous cous
    4. When chicken is cooked, check consistency of sauce. If it is thick and sticky, do not add cornflour. If it is still watery add cornflour to thicken.
    5. Serve cous cous and vegetables, slice chicken and place on cous cous
    6. Pour remaining sticky sauce over top of chicken
    7. Slice apricots and sprinkle over the top with the flaked almonds

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15th Oct, 2019
Super yummy! I had cooked chicken in the freezer and a jar of apricot jam, hence finding this recipe. So Glad I did! I served it with white rice and chopped spring onion for garnish, served with Chinese steamed greens. I didn’t bother with the cous cous as the flavours are naturally Asiatic so it lent itself well to rice and Chinese vegetables. Will definitely be making this again!
6th Dec, 2012
This recipe is an absolute favorite of mine! The tangy sweetness of the apricots balances out the saltiness of the dark soy and the richness of the sauce really enlivens the cous cous. I like to steam the vegetables a bit to soften them up. And then the flaked almonds are a perfect last touch to this incredibly well-balanced nutritious meal. I will definitely be sharing this recipe with friends!
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