Easy Nectarine Chicken!

This recipe is delicious, and it's so simple! I highly recommend giving it a go.
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This chicken recipe is delicious, and it's so simple! I highly recommend giving it a go.

I have decided to mix up the traditional apricot chicken. I had some chicken thighs in the fridge that needed eating and when I was at the shops today all I could smell were the Nectarines so I decided to grab some and get creative with my chicken. And it worked surprisingly well. I’m calling it the modern take on Apricot Chicken.

And best of all it’s so easy and healthy. You pretty much throw everything into the one dish and let it cook. Here’s the recipe. Give it a try and let me know how you go.

If you’re like me and can’t get enough of these yummy Nectarines you should try my Burnt Caramel Upside Down Cake!
This is a great cake to have for dessert with a big scoop of ice cream!

Nectarine Chicken
Serves 5
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Nectarines (seeds removed)
  2. 2 Tomatoes
  3. 1 Small Onion
  4. 1/2 Capsicum
  5. 1 Garlic Clove
  6. 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  7. Pinch Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
  8. 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  9. 1 tbsp Brown Sugar (Optional)
  10. 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  11. 1kg Chicken Thigh Fillets
Instructions
  1. To make the sauce place 1 1/2 nectarines, 1 tomato, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, chicken stock & brown sugar in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Cut the remaining nectarines & tomato into segments as well as the small onion and capsicum. Place into a high sided baking dish and pour over half the sauce.
  3. Remove fat from chicken and place into the baking dish. Pour over remaining sauce and sprinkle with the chopped coriander.
  4. Bake at 180degC for 45min, turning chicken half way through.
  5. Serve with some quinoa or rice with a side of roast veg.
Notes
  1. This recipe is great with any kind of chicken. Try drumsticks or with a whole chicken in a crock pot, make sure you allow for a longer cooking time though.
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4 Comments

  1. Delicious! Will definitely make again! Thank you Mardi for an easy to make dish……Rob made it, and is now adding it to his favourites 🙂
    Only comment – cooked it for a further 15mins, and changed the dish from a high sided casserole dish to a larger roasting tin xx

  2. Cooked this for dinner tonight and it was soooo good. I didn’t have any fresh tomato so I used tin instead and that seemed to work well. It was great because I could make the dish early in ththe day when Bub was sleeping, then just leave it in the fridge marinating almost and through it in the oven for the evening. Yummy dinner. Thanks!

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