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Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar

Featured by Mt. Beautiful in the International Wine Club.
Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar


This chicken is cooked with apricots, balsamic vinegar, stock and thyme. It's delicious and a hit every time! Pair it with the Mt. Beautiful 2010 Riesling.

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes


• 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
• 2 lbs. chicken breast tenderloins, cut into bite-size pieces
• salt & pepper to taste
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
• 20 dried apricots
• 1 cup chicken stock
• 1 cup apricot preserves
• 1 Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
• 3 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the hot oil until golden brown around the edges, but still pink in the center, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the onion, and cook for about 3 minutes more. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, bring it to a simmer, and allow it to reduce for a few minutes.

Cut half of the apricots in half, leaving the others whole. Place the apricots into the skillet, and pour in the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the apricot preserves and thyme. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the apricots have softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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