One-Pot Wonders

Golden Apricot Chicken Stew

April 14, 2023
2 Ratings
Photo by Michelle Rabin
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

This bright golden chicken stew is a one pot wonder. It’s casual and quick enough for a weeknight meal but is easily elegant enough for hosting a dinner party. Naturally gluten and dairy free, this stew is a perfect crowd pleaser, not to mention kosher for passover. It’s packed with big warm spices like turmeric, cinnamon and cumin. It tastes healthy and indulgent all at once. Serve it on a bed of couscous, rice or eat it alone. I like to garnish with some fresh parsley, and toasted almonds.

Michelle Rabin

What You'll Need
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 bone-in skin on chicken thighs
  • 4 bone-in skin on chicken legs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cooking onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 small naval oranges, sliced in half
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsely
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, chopped or sliced
  1. Season chicken legs and thighs with salt
  2. In a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot, heat oil over high. Sear the chicken thighs and legs until golden brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Work in batches if necessary. Remove chicken from pan and place on a plate.
  3. Lower heat to medium. Add in garlic and onion slices. Cook until fragrant and translucent, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add in white wine. Using a wooden spoon scrape up the brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Stir in the turmeric and cumin. Cook while stirring until the liquid gets cooked out, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the browned chicken back to the pot. Add the tomatoes, the anise, coriander seed, and cinnamon.
  6. Pour in the chicken stock or water. Squeeze the oranges the place then nestle the halves between the chicken pieces. Reduce heat to low. Cover pot and let cook undisturbed for 1 hour.
  7. Add in dried apricots and continue to cook for an additional 20 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and toasted almonds Serve on couscous, potatoes, rice or crusty bread or eat alone.

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Michelle Rabin is a Toronto based food stylist, recipe developer and culinary producer. She is best known for being the deadpan sidekick on Matty Matheson’s hit YouTube Show “Just a Dash." You can check out her own mini cooking series called “Is this a thing?” on her Instagram account, @michellerabin. When she’s not in the kitchen, a very rare occurrence, she is running or making crafts.

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