15 Comments

  1. Susan
    January 17, 2016 @ 6:57 pm

    Made half quantity tonight but unsuccessful, sauce reduced too much, was thick, looked and tasted burnt so could not eat the sauce. I did use chopped chicken fillets, they were edible but dry, I’m sure the thighs would give a better result.
    Not a fan of this dish, was making it for 93 year old who enjoys it.
    Would be more successful cooked in oven the traditional way.
    I am new to Thermomix TM5, bought machine 2 months ago and have a lot to learn.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      January 18, 2016 @ 12:05 pm

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for coming on and commenting on my blog, it is so great when you do.
      When you halve a mixture especially liquid, you need to decrease the cooking time by 20% if you double a recipe, you need to increase the cooking time by 20% AND yes Thighs are very important as breast meat get very dry quickly 🙁
      There are many great Apricot chicken recipes out there, and I love my Thermomix, but I really do still prefer it with chicken legs and when it is cooked in the oven 🙂
      Keep Thermomixing!
      Liz xx

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  2. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella
    June 1, 2015 @ 1:09 am

    I love apricot chicken! It’s such a classic and reminds me of being younger 😀

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  3. natasha
    March 9, 2015 @ 10:52 am

    Hi – which TM paste have you used?

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      March 9, 2015 @ 2:29 pm

      Hi Natasha… i normally use the vegetable stock Paste, but if you have chicken it is fine to use too! I only use the Veggie, because I’m generally too lazy to make anything else 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Liz xx

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  4. Sonya
    October 19, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    I may even make this sometime. Hmmm….

    I’d like it if you had individual quantities. I don’t need to cook for a family AND I don’t have a freezer!

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 19, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

      Well Sonya you are not my target audience 🙂 sorry!… but yes you could definitely halve it at least 🙂
      Liz x

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      • Sonya
        October 21, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

        I’ll have to rent a family, OR a freezer!

        Hmmm… a freezer!!!!!!!

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  5. Debra
    October 15, 2014 @ 1:03 am

    What a great recipe! As others have mentioned, it is a healthier version of one I’ve used for decades, although to be truthful, I don’t often make it any more because I don’t use the original ingredients very often. I’m excited to make this. I was directed here through Charlie’s wonderful blog, and I’m delighted.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 15, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

      Thanks so much for dropping in Debra…I’m so glad you pop in and said hello 🙂 Yes the home made french Onion Soup mix is a better option, although as mentioned it doesn’t have exactly the same flavour! I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know what you think… Charlie’s Blog “Hotly Spiced” is one of my favourites and always makes me smile! Liz x

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  6. Hotly Spiced
    October 14, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

    This really is such a 1970’s recipe but I love that era of cooking and even have a category for it on my blog. This apricot chicken is such a classic and I’m glad you’ve made a more natural version of it without the additives that were omnipresent in the French Onion soup mix xx

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 14, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

      Thanks Charlie… yes the home made french onion soup mix is good, but it doesn’t taste exactly the same with all the extras… that is so cool about your blog… I need to go on and have a look at lots of your past post… Ahhh I need more time 🙂 Liz x

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  7. Anna @ shenANNAgans
    October 14, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    OMG Liz… I haven’t had apricot chicken since I was a wee pup. I love it. I love it soooo much. 🙂 I have memories of mom making us this for dinner and my dad being like… Whats this fanciness. Haha
    Gonna crack out the old school next fam dinner.

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    • Elizabeth Connolly
      October 14, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

      LOL Anna, I know right! It is so tasty! Especially if you use the french onion soup mix with all the nasties in it 🙂 The mix I made is good, but different to the the packet stuff! Liz x

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