Apricot chicken

Apricot chicken (Grain-free, Paleo, GAPS friendly)

Might you be looking for a recipe to zest up your next grain-free chicken dish? This Apricot Chicken may be the flavor you’re looking for. Simple to make, it uses the sweet, tart flavor of apricot jam and dried apricots to provide interest.


  • This recipe uses ghee to cook the chicken (see my post about making ghee), but you can use any healthy, grass-fed animal fat, such as beef or lamb tallow, chicken schmaltz, or pastured pork lard.
  • Source the best quality chicken you can find. Use this tier of quality as a guide.
  • Best– pasture-raised, humanely-raised
  • Better– free-range, organic
  • Good– organic
  • Okay– hormone and antibiotic-free


Apricot chicken

Apricot Chicken (Paleo, GAPS, Gluten-free)

  • Author: Melanie


Simple to make, this Apricot Chicken recipe uses the sweet, tart flavor of apricot jam and dried apricots to provide interest.


    3 tablespoons ghee
    3 pounds boneless chicken thighs
    2 small onions, sliced thin
    3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    3 cups chicken stock
    18 dried pitted apricots, chopped
    1 cup sugar-free apricot jam


    Heat ghee in a large skillet over medium heat
    Season chicken with salt & pepper & place in skillet
    Brown the chicken on all sides
    With tongs remove chicken to a plate, place onions in skillet & return chicken to skillet
    Cook for 5 minutes
    Stir in apple cider vinegar & let it reduce
    Add in stock & dried apricots, bring to a boil
    Stir in apricot jam, reduce heat, simmer for 10 minutes or until internal heat reaches 165°

Apricot chicken

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