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30 • minutes
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4 • people
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Quick Apricot Chicken Casserole

5/5 (3)


  • tick1 tbsp Chantal Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • tick 1 whole free-range chicken, cut into pieces (we love Waitoa)
  • tick 2 onions, chopped
  • tick 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • tick 3 tbsp Chantal Organics Tomato Paste
  • tick 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce (we love Lee Kum Kee)
  • tick 1 can Chantal Organics Chopped Tomatoes
  • tick 1 400g can apricot halved, drained
  • tick 1 cup chicken stock (we love Kallo)
  • tick 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (we love Superb Herb)
  • tick We made this dish in a Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Round Casserole.


  • Step 1.

    Heat the oil in a large frying pan or saucepan and brown chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes on both sides until lightly browned. Set chicken aside.

  • Step 2.

    Drizzle a little more oil into the same pan and fry onion and garlic until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add back the chicken, along with the tomato paste, sweet chilli sauce, herbs, tomatoes, apricots, water and chicken stock. Roughly break up the apricots with a wooden spoon.

  • Step 3.

    Stir all ingredients together and partially cover with a lid.

  • Step 4.

    Simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Serve hot with rice, couscous or mash, and greens. Sprinkle fresh thyme on top.

Chantal Organics Products used

Tomato Paste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Chopped Tomatoes

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