Indian Style Apricot Chicken, a slow cooker recipe

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I have been the very lucky recipient of many a delicious meal as my dear husband takes to the kitchen to explore cooking. While we each might choose a different recipe should we pick up the same book to cook from, I have learned to increase my field of "delicious" by his very choices. All have been wonderful! Here is another to share.....but before getting to the recipe, we also are sharing a leftovers tip and our favorite rice that we like to serve. 

Indian Style Apricot Chicken, a slow cooker recipe
Indian Style Apricot Chicken

Indian Style Apricot Chicken
adapted from:  CROCK-POT, favorite slow cooker recipes
serves 4-6

6 skinless chicken thighs*, rinsed and patted dry
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1 T oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T grated fresh ginger
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t allspice
1 can 14 1/2 oz diced tomatoes - do not drain
1 c chicken bone stock
8 oz package dried apricots
1 pinch saffron threads

Our Favorite Rice - see below

Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet, brown chicken on all sides, transfer to slow cooker.

In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic until fragrant and golden, but do not brown. Stir in spices and cook an additional minute.

Add stock, tomatoes, and apricots. Heat to boiling and carefully pour over the chicken. Cover, cook on low 5-6 hours or on high 3-4 hours. Check for seasonings adding salt and pepper if desired. Serve over rice.

Indian Style Apricot Chicken, from the slow cooker.

Our favorite rice
1 c rice (white or brown)
water and salt per package
2 coarsely grated carrots

1 c frozen peas, let thaw while rice cooks
1 can (12-15 oz) corn, well-drained

Cook per package and preferred method, adding the shredded carrots. When rice is cooked, add peas let stand 5 minutes, stir in drained corn. Enjoy!

*LEFTOVERS TIP! We usually add 2 additional thighs to any dish. We have found that there is always plenty of sauce and then we can get 3 meals, one for tonight's dinner and 2 for the freezer.


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  1. This sounds so fragrant. I wonder if one could substitute apricot preserves for the dried apricots? (cause that's what I have in the cupboard).

  2. This sounds like a great weekday meal. And great tip about adding extra meat to make more meals.

  3. I don't own a crock-pot (yet!), but I keep seeing delicious recipes... maybe this will be the year!

  4. This looks right up our alley. I love every ingredient--the generous amount of fresh ginger (yum) and the apricots. So healthful sounding too.

  5. i love the sweetness of the apricots with the chicken and indian spices. It looks delicious

  6. Hi Melynda,
    This dish looks delicious! I've got to use my slow cooker more often. Adding more meat to freeze for later is a super idea, very convenient for a quick meal anytime of the week.
    Thanks for linking!

  7. I don't use my crockpot nearly enough. This looks good and my family likes Indian dishes. Great tip about adding extra chicken-- always good to have extra meals in the freezer.
    Thank you for linking this week, Melynda.


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