Skillet apricot chicken is an easy, 30-minute recipe using chicken thighs and dried apricots for a delicious dinner with big, fresh flavors and a light but creamy, dreamy sauce.
This Monday is gonna be a rough one…
We are back from our spring break week at the beach in Florida and starting a regular workday and busy week just seems BLECH.
I can’t complain though really. We had such an amazing time! Lots of beach and pool time, tons of sunshine, and a day trip to Legoland, where we rode ALL the rides. ❤️
It was so wonderful to have some time with my in-laws too, and to just hang out and chill with the kids. We came back to some Easter fun and unpacking so we’d be ready for today.
Here we go, I guess, full speed ahead… 🚀
Today, I’m sharing my easy skillet apricot chicken recipe, which is a stove-top version of my slow cooker apricot chicken.
I love the flavors of that dish so much that I created a quicker version I could throw together any old weeknight.
And after a few tweaks, I got it just right to capture those same rich, juicy, sweet and savory flavor combinations.
The chicken thighs are seasoned and seared first, then set aside. The onions and apricots get a turn in the pan to start to tenderize and break down.
Then you add a few liquids and seasonings to create the luxurious sauce. The chicken thighs get nestled back in to cook in the sauce and it all comes together in the same pan.
Total flavor fest in this dish!
It’s just the right balance of sweet and savory. It’s got an earthiness from the thyme and freshness from the lemon juice.
That sauce feels so creamy even though it’s just broth and a bit of Dijon mustard.
And bonus: This is ready in just 30 minutes! 🙌
(This recipe is also low-carb, gluten-free, and paleo and whole 30 friendly. 👍)