Spicy Chicken with Apricots

Serves: 6 Prep Time: 75 MIN


  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) whole cumin
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) whole coriander
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 knob ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 65ml (¼ cup) sunflower oil
  • 8 chicken pieces, drumstick and thighs
  • 15ml (1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3ml (½ teaspoon) turmeric
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 375ml (1 ½ cups) basmati rice
  • 625ml (2 ½ cups) chicken stock
  • 8 apricot halves (fresh or canned)
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) ALL GOLD CHUNKY APRICOT JAM
  • 250ml (1 cup) cashew or pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
  • fresh coriander and basil to garnish

Preparation method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Toast the whole spices in a dry pan until aromatic. Spoon into a mortar add garlic and ginger and use pestle to grind it into a paste. 3. Mix oil and jam, rub over the chicken, fry in a hot non-stick frying pan until golden brown. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and turmeric. Remove from pan and set aside. 4. Add onions to frying pan, add a bit of oil if necessary and sauté until transparent, add the spice, garlic and ginger mixture and basmati rice, stir until all the grains are coated with oil. 5. Spoon into an ovenproof dish and place chicken on top. Pour in the stock, cover and bake for 30 minutes. 6. Meanwhile fry apricot halves in a griddle pan or grill, drizzle with jam that has been melted over low heat. Arrange over chicken. Sprinkle with nuts and fresh herbs before serving.

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