Apricot__chickenThis wonderful sweet and savoury dish is easy to make and delicious.

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 Ingredients

1 serve

2 serves

 Chicken pieces

1

2

 Canned apricots

4 apricot halves and ¼ cup juice

8 apricot halves and ½ cup juice

 Minced ginger

¼  - ½  t

½ - 1 t

 Cornflour

1 t

2 t

 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Place chicken, apricots and ginger in a small casserole dish.
  3. Cover and bake at 180º C for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  4. In a small bowl mix cornflour with a little water to form a smooth paste. Add to the casserole and cook for an extra 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

 

Microwave

  1. Prepare chicken as above placing in a microwave safe dish. Cook covered on medium-high for 4-5 minutes for 1 serving and 8-10 minutes for 2 servings. Check to see that chicken is thoroughly cooked through and if necessary cook for a little longer.
  2. In a small bowl mix cornflour with a little water to form a smooth paste. Add to the casserole and cook for an extra 30 seconds to 1 minute on medium-high power or until the sauce thickens.

 

Serving Suggestion: serve with rice or baked potato and cooked vegetables.

Leftover Ingredients: Store any leftover apricots in a covered container in the refrigerator and use the following day for breakfast or with custard for ice cream for dessert.

Recipe from Cooking for Older People – Easy Recipes for One or Two,
Canterbury District Health Board.


Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre