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.

  • This is real comfort food that only Nanna knew how to please the family. Thanks for sharing!


  • Have not thought of this in years, love the idea of using half apricots. Was always told to use dried ones. This recipe looks so much easier then mum’s.

    • I love it when recipes make a comeback – old reliable recipes are often the best!


  • only gran’s know how to make this best!
    Thank you for the recipe! I will definitely make this!


  • oh yum, I haven’t had this meal in years – thanks for sharing your family recipe :)


  • Thanks to you and nana for this recipe!


  • I also love having it with creamy mashed spuds too.


  • I’m going to try this version later this week, l really find the packet mix varieties bland and don’t enjoy them. Hope this 1 will be a winner!


  • It must be so good. I love apricots!!


  • A lovely recipe,similar to my mum’s and great with rice! Thanks.


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