Simple to Fix Apricot Chicken One Dish Meal

Apricot Chicken One Dish Meal

We could all use a little more time in our days that’s for sure!

I know that when I get off work or finally get home after all the activities we seem to have swirling around us, the last thing I really want to do is think about dinner…. ugh!

While this recipe is not a 30 minute meal ( though I will tell you how to make it into one), it does come together really fast. You should be able to pull this together in 15 minutes and then let the oven do the work.

Then you can go relax with a nice glass of wine and put your feet up for a few minutes ( unless the cat decides to use your lap as a pillow which mine often does).

Apricot Chicken and Rice One Dish Meal

1 cup instant rice, either white or brown will work
2 cups gf chicken broth or dry broth mix mixed with water to make 2 cups
4 small chicken breasts or 6 boneless thighs
1 pkg. gluten free onion soup dry mix  ( see our homemade recipe )
1 cup apricot preserves

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Get out a 9×13 baking pan or casserole dish










Now, I am going to tell you what I normally do. Since I do not like to scrub dishes, I do something really weird. I line my casserole dishes with a piece of parchment paper. Yes, I know, this has lots of liquid in it. That’s okay. I still do it anyway.  This has saved me no end of scrubbing or soaking….. just saying!

Pour the rice in the casserole dish and spread out. Slowly pour the broth over the top of the rice. Place the chicken on top of this, making sure the chicken pieces do not touch each other. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over the top and then spread the apricot preserves over the top of the chicken pieces.

Cover the casserole with a piece of parchment paper first and then cover tightly with aluminum foil. I do not like the foil to touch my food as it can bake into the chicken if you’re not careful.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until the chicken is tender.

Makes 4 servings

Speedy Apricot Chicken : Still one dish just faster

Now, if you want to speed this up, use already cooked chicken that you have leftover from another meal, or use shredded rotisserie chicken. It won’t look as pretty but will taste just as good in a lot less time. I’ll trade looks for speed any day.

Skip the casserole dish and instead, layer everything in a 4 quart stock pot. Place the lid on and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes on the stove until the rice is done and the chicken is heated through. Make sure you don’t burn it please, so use a medium heat.

All done!

Be sure to check out the link for our homemade Onion Soup Mix. It really is good and no weird ingredients to worry about and the bouillon base is Non-GMO as well.


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