Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken

Sweet and spicy, this apricot chicken dish with jasmine rice has a sensational blend of flavors that surpasses any takeout meal.

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Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


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


One-Pan Success

This one-pan Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken is as delicious as your favorite takeout and is ready in record time. Our Success® Boil-in-Bag Jasmine Rice is delicious and makes cooking rice quick and simple, so you can focus on preparing the rest of your dish.

The sweet and savory flavors of the sauce in this dish come together to create a sensational blend of flavors. You’ll feel like a chef in your own kitchen when you prepare this dish in less than 30 minutes.

To start this dish, you’ll sauté the chicken and then remove it to a plate. Next, you’ll cook the carrots and broccoli slaw in the chicken’s flavorful juices for a savory base layer. Once the vegetables have been heated and sautéed, you’ll add the seasoning spices and sauces to give the dish its signature sweet and spicy flavor.

Once you master this recipe, you’ll want to try your hand at another takeout favorite — Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice. Looking for another dinner idea? Try our: quick Spanish rice.

  • Forget takeout, 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 of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until cooked through. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Turn heat to medium-high and add remaining oil. Add broccoli slaw and carrots and sauté for 3-5 minutes, until starting to soften. Push vegetables to one side of skillet, and add preserves, water, soy sauce, cayenne and ginger. Stir in chicken and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes to heat through.

    Step 4

  • Place rice in a serving dish. Top with chicken mixture and garnish with red pepper flakes, if using.