Apricot Chicken Recipe: Delicious and Easy Chicken Dish Your Family Will Love

Make a delicious dinner with this apricot chicken recipe. All it takes is mixing three ingredients that you cover chicken with and bake for an hour.

Life is so fast paced these days and family dinners are often the innocent casualty of hectic schedules. This apricot chicken recipe is so simple to make and will allow you time to multitask as the chicken is baking in the oven. Say goodbye to tasteless frozen dinners; you actually have time to make this delicious chicken dish!

This apricot chicken recipe has been a fan favorite in our house for many years and was originally found on allrecipes.com.  You can round out this quick meal with steamed veggies and hot rice.

Shirley Rickey’s Apricot Chicken Recipe


  • Skinless, boneless chicken breast, thighs or tenders; enough for your casserole dish
  • 1 Envelope dry onion soup mix
  • A  bottle California French or Russian salad dressing
  • 1 C apricot preserves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Place chicken pieces in a 4-quart casserole dish
  3. Mix the soup mix, dressing and jam together, and pour over the chicken and turn to coat
  4. Cover dish and bake for 1 hour in preheated oven.

While this apricot chicken recipe is fantastic as is, it is also a great base to build upon for other dinners.

Try cutting the chicken into chunks and cook them on the stove. Add the sauce and some cut green bell peppers, pineapple, and onion. The flavors are incredible; meanwhile, you have just created a unique version of sweet and sour (or possible tangy) chicken. Serve over hot jasmine rice; although, this is a great opportunity to introduce a new noodle to your crowd, such as soba, udon, or rice noodles. 

You can also switch out the chicken for shrimp, beef tips, your favorite fish or even tofu. Try tossing in some hearty veggies like green bell pepper, carrots,  onions, or even diced sweet potato chunks.

This Apricot chicken recipe also works great in a crock pot; which will make your house smell fantastic when you get home after a long day at work.