• Serves 4
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


This apricot chicken is an easy and delicious family favourite in my house.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 Large Brown Onion
  • 10-12 Chicken drumsticks
  • 2 rashers Bacon
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 packet French Onion Soup Mix (40g)
  • 1 can (420g) Apricot Nectar
  • 1 can (410g) Apricot halves
  • dash Salt and Pepper


  1. Chop the bacon and onion. Place bacon and onion with the oil/butter in a heavy-bottomed large frypan or saucepan over medium heat. Stir until the bacon and onion become fragrant and begin to brown a little.
  2. Add the chicken drumsticks and continue cooking, stirring every so often, until the chicken is seared and has also begun to colour. This will take about five minutes.
  3. Combine the apricot nectar and onion soup mix in a jug and stir well.
  4. Pour nectar over chicken pieces, and then add the apricot halves and juice. Stir to combine. Bring to the boil, stirring so that nothing catches on the bottom.
  5. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve the chicken on a bed of rice, making sure to ladle plenty of the sauce over the meat.

  • Wow, I haven’t made this for so long and after reading this recipe it reminds me of how easy it really is. The delicious tender chicken with scrumptious flavours, I’ll have to get it back on our menu. Thanks for sharing.


  • I haven’t made this since home ec in high school! Will have to try as I remember loving it and I’m sure my kids would too. Thanks ❤️


  • Thanks for the recipe and for some reason the only time I like to drink white wine with a meal is with apricot chicken. Goes well together.


  • YUM – I make a version of this, less liquid, and I add mushrooms


  • I’ve tried apricot chicken recipes before but they’ve always been more curry based. I’m really eager to try yours that uses onion soup!!! :)


  • I have never tried Apricot chicken in my home, I think my son would like it and myself although not too sure my daughter and husband will, they don’t like many sweet dishes.


  • Apricot chicken was all the rage in the 70’s. I must try this recipe.


  • Never had it with bacon, must give it a go.


  • This looks nice


  • I’ll make sure to put this on the menu as hubby loves apricot chicken but have never tried with bacon


  • Tasty dish love it!


  • This looks delicious and very hearty!


  • Thank you for all your lovely comments. I have been reading them out for my Nana :-)


  • I put mine in the oven so the chicken browns on the skin a bit too.


  • Mmm this looks so yummy and I love how it’s easy to make! I’m sure my kids will love this. Thanks for sharing and thanks to your Nana!


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