blue and white bowl filled with apricot chicken topped with parsley and sliced apricot

Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken is a simple dish that's sweet and savory and that sweet apricot flavor is the perfect compliment to a summer dinner!

Course Chicken, chicken dishes, Dinner
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
Keyword apricot, chicken dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 378 kcal
Author Deana Kabakibi


  • 1 pound chicken breast (salt and pepper to season)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced (or one small onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup simple summer peach jam (see link in post)
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.

  2. In a medium/large skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and chicken. Cook 2-3 min on each side or until chicken is cooked through and golden in color.

  3. Remove chicken from skillet and add onions without cleaning skillet, using remaining oil and juices. Cook 2-3 min. Add garlic and cook 1 min.

  4. Add broth, jam, dijon and salt. Bring to a simmer for 5-7 min. Add chicken and simmer another 5 min.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to add some chopped dried apricots or some toasted pecans to the dish or to garnish with some parsley or other greens! If you prefer it less sweet, add more dijon.