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Apricot Chicken

Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken 2 1⁄2 Pound, cut into serving pieces
  Onions 2 , sliced
  Canned apricot halves in light syrup 30 Ounce, drained (1 Can)
  Chicken bouillon cubes 2
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Cold water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), diagonally sliced
  Green pepper 1 , diagonally sliced
  Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a large frying pan, heat the oil.
2) Add the chicken and brown it on all sides over moderate heat. Set the chicken aside.
3) In the drippings, saute the onions till they are golden in color. Drain.
4) Add the bouillon cubes and apricot syrup and heat the contents, stirring occasionally, till the bouillon has dissolved.
5) Add the soy sauce, ginger and vinegar and stir well.
6) Add the chicken, spooning some of the liquid over the chicken.
7) Cover the pan and gently simmer the contents for 25 to 30 minutes, till the chicken is soft.
8) Take the chicken out and transfer it to a warm serving platter. Keep it warm.
9) Blend together the cornstarch and water and stir the mixture into the frying pan.
10) Simmer for about 30 seconds, till the mixture is thickened.
11) Add the celery, apricots and green pepper and cook for about 3 minutes, till the vegetables are tender-crisp.
12) Spoon the hot mixture all over the still warm chicken.

SERVING
13) Serve the hot preparation right away, before it starts to cool. Cooked rice go well with the chicken.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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