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Fancy Apricot Chicken

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“This is one of those recipes that I feel could be in a restaurant. I was so proud or the end result I got from this after thinking on it for 4 days; planning out the seasoning, the sauce, the apricots. It was allot of thinking, but it was soooo worth it. I couldn't of asked for a better product.”
3hrs 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 475F, line the bottom of a 9"-13" pan with foil (I like nonstick foil).
  2. Remove the giblets from the chicken and just throw them away.
  3. Dry the bird off and place it, breast side up, in the lined pan.
  4. Stuff the bird with as many apricots and onion pieces as you can then just toss the ones that would fit around the bird Stuff the cinnamon sticks, one under each breast, inside the bird.
  5. Smear the butter, curry powder, and cayenne all over the top and sides of the chicken.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes in the 475F oven then loosely cover with foil, turn the oven to 350F and cook for 2 1/2 to 3 hours more.
  7. When the bird is down, remove from the oven and spit it open down the back bone.
  8. Turn oven down to 250°F.
  9. Remove the apricots and onion from inside and around the bird and place them in a blender or food processor.
  10. Finish carving the bird and set it aside.
  11. Line another 9"-13" pan with foil (or use the same one that has just been cleaned) Pour the rice into the pan and stir in the butter and curry powder.
  12. Place the chicken on top of the rice and set aside.
  13. Add all the ingredients for the sauce plus 1/4 cup reserved apricot syrup to the blender or food processor with the cooked apricots and onion.
  14. Blend until smooth then pour over the chicken.
  15. Return to the 250F oven for 15 minutes.

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