• 6 Tegel Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 carrot, peeled and very finely sliced
  • 300 g bottle Wattie's Bit on the Side Spiced Apricot Sauce
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 12 dried apricots
  • 2 Tbsp lite sour cream

1. Remove the skin from the chicken thigh fillets.

2. Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan and brown the chicken pieces over a moderate to high heat until nicely browned. Transfer to a casserole.

3. Add the onion, garlic and carrot to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.

4. Add the Wattie’s Bit on the Side Spiced Apricot Sauce and stock and bring to the boil. Transfer to the casserole, sprinkling the apricots on top.

5. Cook at 180°C for 45 minutes until the chicken is tender. Stir in the sour cream just before serving.

Serve on steamed rice with some green vegetables.

Crockpot/Slow Cooker Instructions:

Prepare the recipe following step 1 to 4 and place in a slow cooker omitting the chicken stock. Cook on LOW for approx 8 hours (refer to your user manual). Serve as above.

Top Tips

This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker with bone-in chicken thighs.

Made With

Spiced Apricot

Wattie's® Bit on the Side® Spiced Apricot is a fruity and tangy sauce that is perfect for chicken bakes, dipping and in a stir-fry. Available in a 300g bottle.

Rate and Review

12 Ratings

Reviews (12)

Sian's Review | Rating


Bronwyn's Review | Rating

very nice but very sweet. Probably would add more chicken next time, ended up with more sauce than chicken.

Felicity's Review | Rating

Made this in the slow cooker and the chicken was so tender and delicious!

brenda glover's Review | Rating

This was so so yummy, will definetly make again..thanks for sharing this recipe.

Helen Ward's Review | Rating

LOVED this recipe, i cooked it in the slow cooker with bone-in chicken pieces and i did end up with alot of sauce but it was delicious and i love sauce so was very happy, i think next time i will double the recipe though because everyone wanted more :)

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marion's Review | Rating

I like very much - can I freeze?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Thanks Marion for your comments, yes this recipe is suitable for freezing :)

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Garry Marion Henwood's Review | Rating

awesome recipe. Will be making that again.

Garry Marion Henwood's Review | Rating

really like this recipe.

Garry Marion Henwood's Review | Rating

really like this jazzy apricot chicken .