Retro Apricot Chicken Thermomix Style
Have you noticed that recipes go in and out of fashion? This Retro Apricot Chicken recipe was all the rage in the 1980’s. Most households had it on a weekly meal plan rotation! Then it went out of fashion. I feel a little sorry for the poor old apricot chicken. It was a family favourite for the best part of a decade and then we just dumped it!
It has actually been 25 years since I made an apricot chicken for the family. What a shame, trending food becomes popular for a reason, namely, it’s good! Everyone loved apricot chicken in the 80’s. It was an easy dish to make, with limited ingredients and the whole family enjoyed it. Kids cleaned their dinner bowl in record time, and everyone was happy.
Super quick weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy!
- 10 gm garlic
- 120 gm brown onion halved
- 640 gm boneless chicken thigh fillets
- 2 Tbs cornflour
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp powdered chicken stock Massel
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 230 gm carrot peeled and sliced into rounds
- 405 gm apricot nectar Berri
- 35 gm French onion soup Continental
Add garlic to TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.
Scrape down bowl.
Add the onion to the garlic. Chop 5 sec/Speed 4.5.
Place the corn flour, powdered chicken stock, turmeric and garam masala in a glass bowl and stir to combine.
Dice the chicken into massive chunks and add it to the seasoned cornflour. Coat the chicken well ensuring there is no flour left in the bowl.
Add the chicken, apricot nectar, french onion soup and carrot to TM bowl. Cook 25min/100 degrees/REVERSE BLADE/ Soft spoon.
Serve with mashed potato, rice or cous cous.
Apricot chicken freezes well and is a good option for a quick weeknight meal.
So why do these recipes fall out of favour? I think it’s because we overdose on them! They suffer from over consumption and become a “food cliche”. So Now 25 years on I’ve decided to give my trusty apricot chicken recipe a whirl in the Thermomix. I’ve made a few changes because I found the recipe didn’t taste the same in the Thermomix. The dish had too sweet a flavour with no savoury depth. This could possibly be because of the lack of caramelization.
This was also a social experiment. I’d never made this dish for my husband or kids. My children actually don’t like apricots but I was willing to bet they would still love this old time favourite. Best of all, the recipe takes about 5 minutes of preparation.
You know deep down you want to try it…
Do you think enough time has passed for this dish to become a retro favourite in your household? Have you made apricot chicken for the family? If so why not pin the recipe or add it to your meal plan. I’d love to know what the family thinks!
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