Sticky Apricot Chicken


  • 1 to 2 heads broccoli, cut into florets (about 3 to 4 cups)
  • olive oil for drizzling/spraying
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • ¾ cup apricot jam/preserves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, for garnish
  • brown jasmine rice, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Place the broccoli on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly charred.
  • While the broccoli cooks, prep the chicken. Toss the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Sprinkle the flour all over the chicken and toss well until it’s coated.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil. Add the chicken in a single layer. Cook until browned on each side, about 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  • Whisk together the jam, minced garlic, soy sauce and brown sugar until combined. Once the chicken is brown, pour the sauce in. Stir to coat all the chicken. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, so the sauce thickens more. Sprinkle with chives. You can toss the broccoli in with the sauce or serve it on the side. I love to serve this with brown jasmine rice!

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