Italian Apricot Chicken Recipe is savory, sweet, and full flavored. It was always a hit in our house when I was a kid – both for the cook, because it was easy, and for the eater, because it was yummy!
I originally posted this recipe with my vegetarian remake of the Italian Apricot Stew.
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I’m bringing you the next Childhood Favorites Remade!
Some of those childhood recipes include ice cream drumsticks, Little meat patties and rice, the vegetarian Italian Apricot Stew, Rice-a-Roni, and Spaghetti-os.
This one dish, 30 minute meal, is something my mom made when I was in high school.
Make this a delicious meal by adding a nice green veggie side dish; the family will love this Bacon wrapped asparagus, or Roasted green beans.
Italian Apricot Chicken
It was super easy to make. And, like many moms’ recipes, this one didn’t really have measurements.
She took boneless skinless chicken breasts, placed them in a baking pan, poured Italian Dressing on top, sprinkled a packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix over the top, and placed a spoonful of Apricot Jam on each chicken piece.
Bake it up, and you have an easy chicken dinner with a lovely sauce. She would serve it over rice or mashed potatoes.
Childhood Favorites Ingredients
As prep work for this recipe, and it make it as homemade as possible, I set about making each of the main ingredients in a scratch version.
The Dried Apricot Jam, the Homemade Onion Soup Mix, and the Italian Dressing.
Now, if you don’t feel the need to make all of it by scratch, you could totally keep the recipe the way it was originally. It was easy, and I loved it as a kid.
Or, you could swap out any of the packaged foods for the homemade ingredients. The Onion Soup Mix is super easy to make, and so is the dressing.
So make it as easy and convenient as you’d like, or make it as homemade as you’d like. You could also bake all the veggies and chicken in the same baking dish for a one-dish meal.
Family favorite recipe
I think this Italian Apricot Chicken Recipe stands the test of time. Still really easy, and super yummy, full flavored with lots of herbs and spices. Vegetarian or non-vegetarian.
About the only thing I would change in the recipe at all is that I would make the Italian Dressing with a little less oil. But, that might just be my own personal preference.
Looking for more great chicken dishes? Here are some of my favorites! Crock Pot Chicken Tacos, Crescent Chicken Squares, Chicken Marsala, Almond Chicken, and Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad.
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Italian Apricot Chicken Recipe
Italian Apricot Chicken
- Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts
- Italian Dressing
- Onion Soup Mix
- Apricot Jam
- Chives for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Rinse the chicken with tap water, and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Place the chicken in a baking pan, and pour Italian Dressing over. Move the chicken around a little so the dressing can get under each chicken piece. Sprinkle with Onion Soup Mix, and place a spoonful of Apricot Jam on top of each chicken piece.
- Bake 20-40 minutes, baking time will depend on how many pieces of chicken you have, and how large the pieces are. Test the chicken for doneness by inserting a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. It’s done when it reaches a temperature of 160° F. You can also cut open the chicken and look, if it’s white and opaque, it’s done. If it’s still pink, it needs to cook longer.
- Allow the chicken to rest for five minutes to lock in the moisture.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
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This looks good.
Sheila, thanks! It’s easy and was always a hit in our house!
Yum! Looks so good!
xoxo Ros (ZenHealth.net)
I love the combination of sweet and savory in this chicken recipe. The fact that is so easy to make is a huge plus! Yum!
The addition of the apricots to this Italian chicken is genius! I am so into the sweet and savory!!
Ooooh, I love family recipes, especially when they come together so quickly like this does. Chicken is on our menu every week and I’m always looking for new ways to serve it! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this meal.