Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken

The sweet and spicy flavors in this Apricot Chicken dish with Jasmine come together to create a sensational blend of flavors that surpass any take-out meal.

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Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken

Servings SERVES 4

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® White Rice, Success® Jasmine Rice
  • , or Success® Basmati Rice
  • 2 Tbsps olive oil, divided
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into small strips
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pkg (16 oz.) broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 cup carrot, cut in matchstick strips
  • 2 Tbsps light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Forget take out, you can make an award-winning restaurant style recipe in the comfort of your own home. This Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken recipe made with Success® Jasmine Rice is the winner of the 2009 Restaurant Recipe Challenge.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat. Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper and add to pan. Stir frequently to break up chicken and cook until completely done, about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Turn heat to medium-high and add remaining oil. Add broccoli slaw and carrots; sauté for about 3 minutes. Push vegetables aside and add soy sauce, spices, preserves, and water to skillet. Stir in chicken, bring to boil and simmer to heat through.

    Step 3

  • Place rice in serving dish, make large well in the center and pour chicken mixture into well.

One Pan Success

This one pan Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken is as delicious as your favorite take-out and takes less time to make than wait for. The Success® Jasmine Rice Boil-in-Bag makes cooking rice quick and simple with great flavor, so that you can focus on your other ingredients.

The sweet and savory flavors of the sauce come together to create a sensational blend of flavors that will turn your kitchen into a chef’s kitchen in less than 30 minutes.

If you’re wondering why the chicken is sautéed first and then removed, the salt and pepper added help it to release its juices and flavor so that the entire dish has a savory base layer to then add other ingredients into. Add more oil to take advantage of that flavor and cook the carrots and broccoli slaw in it. Once the vegetables have been heated and sautéed, add in the seasoning spices and sauces to give the dish its signature sweet and spicy flavor.

Now that you have this recipe under your belt, you’ll want to try your hand at another take-out favoriteSweet and Sour Chicken and Rice.