Aug 20, 2020

Lovin' Life 20/8/2020: Apricot Chicken.

Cardi B x Megan Thee Stallion "WAP" Stream | HYPEBEAST

As a long time Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B fan, it was my duty as a run of the mill, sometime TikTok-er (watching not uploading.... definitely not uploading) middle-aged mum to do a bit of Googling around WAP, the song the duo recently released.

Oh dear.  Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.  Cardi, I'm blushing.  Megan, I'm trying to process those lyrics.

World-renowned Designers Are Bringing Back '80s Fashion | Departures

May I just go back to the 80s, please?

Vintage 80s Pyrex Brown Vine on White Oval Casserole Dish | Etsy

Where the fashion was questionable but the Pyrex, while ugly, was always guaranteed to hold a piping hot serve of comforting nourishment.

High on the list of dishes to rotate through our family's Pyrex back in the day was Apricot Chicken and I'm especially loving it this week because I've discovered some tweaks to the weeknight standby that have almost made me forget that what WAP stands for.  Besides Wireless Access Point.

Here's what went into my latest, most swoonworthy batch of Apricot Chicken:
  • a small package each of skinless chicken thighs and lovely legs (800g total approximately) dusted in flour seasoned with salt and pepper with a sprinkling of dried parsley
  • 2 packets of French Onion soup mix
  • 1 can of Apricot Nectar
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of soya sauce
  • about half (!!) a jar of apricot jam
  • a few handfuls of dried apricots
- place lightly floured chicken in a greased casserole
- combine the soup mix, nectar, mustard, soya sauce and jam in a saucepan, heat to combine
- bake covered for an hour at 180C
- remove cover and bake a further hour with the dried apricots, watching that the apricots don't burn.  Stir or cover with foil if the apricots start to look a little too sunburned.

Over the years I've added curry powder to this dish, then Morrocan spice mix but never quite got either to work.  For me, this incarnation of Apricot Chicken will be my forever version of the dish.

Do you have a favourite version of Apricot Chicken?

Have you gone down the rabbit hole relating to WAP?


  1. Ummmm I just googled it and boy am I blushing! As for apricot chicken, gotta love a retro classic. I used to love it but my husband doesn't...sigh.

  2. I love a good Apricot chicken but the kids are not that into it. Maybe I need to try your recipe!

  3. Hahaha. SSG! This had me in stitches! LOL. I need to go and listen to the song. But first, WE HAD THAT EXACT PYREX DISH!! And yes, it frequently had apricot chicken in it. Chicken drum sticks, french onion soup, a tin of apricot nectar, a scoop of apricot jam and hey presto, done! It was my teenage speciality. I think perhaps you guys might have added the soy? That's a new bit for me.
    Anyway, Twins!!


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