Easy Peasy Apricot Chicken over Forbidden Rice

February 15, 2019Johnfitt

Oh. My. Goodness! You are in for a treat. This is one of our quickest, easiest and most delicious healthy eating tricks.

When we have fresh apricots on hand we like to blend them in our Vitamix or food processor and freeze them in a glass mason jar (leaving about 2 inches of space from the top). Then, when we need a quick and easy meal, we pull the apricots out of the freezer, let them mostly thaw and pour it on top of some organic chicken, beef or pork. Oh, is it good! You can use the Crock Pot or a pressure cooker (sometimes called an Insta Pot) depending on how much time you have, which makes it even better.

If you don’t happen to have any frozen apricots (peaches work as well) you can use fresh or apricot jelly. If you happen to have some next year make sure you freeze a bunch. It sure makes busy days easier!

Apricots are a great source of fiber which can really help to aid digestion and overall health. They can also help protect against inflammation and protect eyesight!

Forbidden Rice is a bit like brown rice but we actually prefer the taste! It is full of antioxidants, which can improve brain function and reduce inflammation. It can help keep the heart healthy, detoxify the body, aid digestion and weight loss, help prevent diabetes and more! It really is a nutritional treasure.

If you like this recipe make sure you check out our Tomatillo Chicken over Forbidden Rice. It’s every bit as delicious!


4 chicken breasts, bone in if possible
2 quarts apricot puree
1 onion, chopped
2-4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 Tbs. butter
Real Salt and black pepper to taste
Forbidden Rice, cooked


For a Pressure Cooker:
Place all ingredients except Forbidden Rice in a pressure cooker. We cook ours for 10-12 minutes, be sure to check the instructions for your pressure cooker. When done, let steam release naturally and serve over Forbidden Rice.

For the Crock Pot:

Place all ingredients except Forbidden Rice in the Crock Pot. Cook on high for 6-8 hours. Serve over Forbidden Rice.

For more “Easy Peasy” Crock Pot and pressure cooker ideas check out our Homemade Cheese Sauce over Broccoli Baked Potatoes, Chickpea Shawarma, Chicken Enchilada Soup and Baked Falafel Pockets.

Do you prefer using a Crock Pot or pressure cooker?


  • Danielle McCoy

    January 27, 2020 at 6:23 am

    This sounds delicious, thanks so much for sharing. Going to have to add this to my next menu plan for sure! Thanks for linking up with us at the homestead blog hop! Hope to see you again this week!

  • Johnfitt

    January 27, 2020 at 6:24 am

    Looks delicious! Pinned 🙂

  • Miz Helen

    January 27, 2020 at 6:26 am

    I love Apricot anything, but this looks heavenly and I can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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