Sunday, 16 November 2014

Apricot & Mustard Chicken


Carole's Chatter: Apricot & Mustard Chicken


Apricot & Mustard Chicken was inspired by having some store bought Apricot Jam that I wanted to use up – it's a bit too sweet for our taste on toast.

I mixed together:

Apricot Jam
Mustard powder (you could use prepared English mustard)
Chilli Sauce
Coriander seed (ground in a peppermill)
Salt and pepper
The zest and juice of one lemon

I painted this thick gloop onto both sides of chicken breasts (which had their skin on).  Then I put the chicken (skin side up) onto a bed of red onion slices and added a mix of sherry, brandy and water into the bottom of the roasting pan.

I cooked this in a moderate over.  Once the skin had browned enough I then basted the chicken every 10 minutes or so.

Once you are happy that the chicken is cooked – I generally put a skewer into to see if the juices run clear but sometimes I use a thermometer (although the temperature guide on it for chicken is very conservative).

Let your chicken rest for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.  The flavour was yummo!

8 comments:

  1. Mmmm, this sounds good! I love how you're able to create your own recipes with what you have on hand.

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  2. I'm impressed with the combination of flavors as well! I'm not an experienced enough cook to just add together ingredients and whip up a meal. This has my tummy hungry for food, though! Sounds great.

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  3. Sounds tasty! I'm not very good at coming up with my own recipes but I love how you came up with this to deal with an ingredient to use up.

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  4. I love mustard with chicken --the addition of apricot jam sounds great.

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  5. Did you make this up yourself? I'm very impressed! And the flavor combination sounds delicious...I agree with you tempering the sweetness of the jam a bit.

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  6. A tasty and easy recipe, thanks for sharing!

    Happy cooking,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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  7. Yum! What a delicious sounding combo, thanks for sharing it!

    Jen
    www.drawingsunderthetable.blogspot.ca

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  8. What a perfectly delicious dinner recipe. My family would love this!!

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