Chicken with Apricots and Dried Plums

Meaty chicken pieces simmer with dried fruit in a spiced wine mixture for a richly flavored winter dish.


Chicken with Apricots and Dried Plums

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Servings: 6
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Related Categories: Chicken, Rice
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Ingredients
  • 2 - 2 1/2  pounds 
    meaty chicken pieces (breasts, thighs, and drumsticks)
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 2   tablespoons 
    cooking oil
  • 1  6  ounce package 
    dried apricots, cut into halves
  • 1   cup 
    pitted plums, cut into halves
  • 1   cup 
    chicken broth
  • 3/4  cup 
    dry white wine
  • 1/4  cup 
    white wine vinegar
  • 1   tablespoon 
    brown sugar
  • 3   
    inches stick cinnamon
  • 4   
    whole cloves
  • 3   tablespoons 
    water
  • 3   tablespoons 
    Dijon-style mustard
  • 4   teaspoons 
    all-purpose flour
  •  
    Chopped green onion (optional)
  •  
    Hot cooked rice
Directions
1.
Skin chicken, if desired. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
2.
In a 4-1/2-quart Dutch oven cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat about 15 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned, turning to brown evenly. Drain off fat.
3.
Add apricots, prunes, chicken broth, white wine, wine vinegar, brown sugar, stick cinnamon, and whole cloves. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink.
4.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and fruit to a platter; keep warm. Discard stick cinnamon and cloves. For sauce, in a small bowl stir together water, mustard, and flour. Stir flour mixture into cooking liquid. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Spoon some of the sauce over chicken and fruit. Pass remaining sauce. Garnish with chopped green onion, if desired. Serve with cooked rice. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 570, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 69, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 82, pro. (g) 29, sodium (mg) 580, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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