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!


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

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

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

    Happy cooking,
    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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


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


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