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How to Make Apricot Chicken by Chef Michael


Jul 08, 2015

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2-3

PREPARATION LEVEL

easy

INGREDIENTS

    1¼ kg chicken
    200 g dried apricots
    100 ml brown palm vinegar
    2 tablespoon oil
    ½ cup onion paste
    3 medium tomatoes, chopped
    500 ml chicken stock
    Spice Masala
    8 garlic flakes, roughly chopped
    1 piece of ginger, roughly chopped
    5-6 cloves
    8 dried red Kashmiri chillies
    1 teaspoon cumin seeds
    5-6 black peppercorns
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 stick cinnamon
    4-5 green cardamoms
    2 tablespoon coriander seeds
    ½ teaspoon poppy seeds / khus-khus
    A pinch of saffron strands or turmeric powder

DIRECTIONS

Apricot chicken is good old-fashioned comfort food. It is sweetened by the apricot nectar and the kids will love these familiar flavours.

Method:
1. Wash chicken and cut into 16 pieces. Soak apricots in vinegar.
2. Grind masala ingredients to a fine consistency, gradually adding up to 100 ml of water, as required. In a pan, heat oil and fry the onion paste over moderate heat, till brown. Stir in the ground masala and tomatoes. Cook till the oil separates. Add the chicken and brown well in the masala. Pour in stock and simmer for 45 minutes or till chicken is tender.
3. Mix in the apricots and vinegar during the last few minutes of cooking.

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