Apricot Orange Chicken and Rice

In case you haven't noticed yet, I love to cook meals using as few dishes as possible. I also love to intermingle meats and vegetables in the same dish...it seems a little easier for me to get the kids (and hubby) to eat their vegetables this way. This Apricot Orange Chicken and Rice is the perfect dish to accomplish both objectives. With the sweet and tangy sauce, it's sure to be a hit in your family too!
Apricot Orange Chicken
Apricot Orange Chicken

2-3 chicken breasts, cut into small chunks
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 red pepper, cut into strips
1 orange pepper, cut into strips
1- 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 orange juice
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. corn starch
cooked rice

In large lidded skillet pan, sauté pepper strips in olive oil over medium heat until tender. Meanwhile, cook broccoli florets in microwave for about 3 minutes until slightly tender. Remove peppers from skillet and reserve. Add chicken to pan, stirring and cooking until no longer pink (about 7-10 minutes). While chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce by combining the preserves, orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar and corn starch. (If you desire a stronger orange flavor, try adding some orange zest.) When chicken is cooked through, add in peppers, and cooked broccoli. Pour the sauce over the top and toss to cover the chicken and vegetables.  Reduce heat to low, place lid on pan, and cook for 7-10 minutes, until heated through. Serve over cooked rice.
Apricot Orange Chicken
To make this dish even easier, I like to pair it with Trader Joe's Frozen Brown Rice. If you haven't tried this little timesaver, you are in for a treat. It turns out fluffy and soft every time.

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  1. Good morning, Nici!

    I think this dish looks so delicious! I look forward to making it ~ thanks so much for sharing :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. Looks so yummy! I'm all about meals using as few dishes as possible :)

  3. This looks so delicious! I'm adding it to my new menu. Thanks for sharing.

  4. This looks delicious, I'm on the hunt for easy family recipes. Get tired of the same things.

  5. Nici,
    That looks delicious!! Thanks for linking up on Cook it! Craft it! Share it!
    I pinned it to the party board - your recipes are always so good, can't wait to make this for my family!
    Happy Thursday!

  6. My kind of meal!! Glad I stopped by from Thrifty Thursday.

  7. This looks really yummy! We love orange chicken. pinned to try. found at foodie friday. Have a great weekend.

  8. Oh, yes, I'm all about anything that can be considered a one-pan wonder - totally my kind of cooking - and I hate fussing around with side dishes so I love being able to get meat and vegetables all in the one dish.

  9. Hi Nici,
    I just made a roast chicken with apricot sauce yesterday. I love that this is a no fuss dish - I'm all about quick and easy. Definitely trying it next time. Have a great day!

  10. I love sweet and citrusy entrees! This fits the bill. wonderful!! Thank you!

  11. We had this for dinner tonight and it was so delicious! I loved the orange flavor and smooth sauce. This is a keeper!

  12. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  13. ooo yum! I'll be putting this on our menu soon!! thank you so much for linking up to Create Link Inspire! I just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your recipe today in a Chicken Recipes post. I've shared it all over my social media and tagged you where I could. I would really appreciate any reshares! Have a great weekend! Emily@nap-timecreations

  14. What a fresh, delicious dinner recipe, Nici! I love the apricot and orange flavors - absolutely delicious :)


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