Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken

Just the other day I heard, “I’d love some of your Apricot Chicken!”  I realized it’s been a while since I made this delicious Lion House favorite for my guy. 

Apricot Chciken

Nectar, cornstarch and onion soup mix, combine for a simple yummy sauce.  I also like to add about a cup of snipped dried apricots.  Pour it over washed and dried chicken pieces and bake for an easy, delicious dinner good enough to roar about!

Apricot Chicken

Serve over rice pilaf with a simple salad for a memorable meal that will become a favorite for you too.  Be sure to serve with lots of love!

Apricot Chicken
Recipe from: Lion House Classics
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups apricot nectar
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
2 frying chickens cut up or, or 8 chicken breasts
In saucepan, mix cornstarch in small amount of apricot nectar. Add remaining nectar and onion soup mix. Heat and stir until sauce thickens. Pour over chicken pieces that have been washed and dried and arrange in a 9×13 baking dish. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. uncover chicken and bake about 30 minutes or until chicken is tender. Baste several times with sauce. Makes 8 servings

Yummy Hugs to all!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Pondside

    That looks wonderful! I’ll have to add Apricot nectar to my larder.

  2. Julie Harward

    This is one of my favorite meals too…I LOVE the Lion House cook book, it really is my favorite! Hope all is going well for you 😀

  3. Debbie

    Well, woooohooo! I’m glad you finally put down those grandchildren and fixed me some dinner. I was getting pretty hungry.

    This one will definitely be the meal for Saturday night. I just planned it. The husband is a huge fan of apricots, especially dried ones, and I’m trying for his health’s sake to make him a better fan of chicken.

    Honestly, if it were not for your recipes, the man would starve.

  4. The Sewing Loft

    This does sound delicious. I make a similar chicken dish using canned whole cranberry sauce and a packet of the onion-mushroom soup mix. It is really good.


  5. Kris

    Looks divine!

  6. Julie

    I made a similar recipe to this one a while back. It was a favorite of my hubby’s from his childhood. Hope you’re doing well and getting all settled in the new home. Hopefully no more escaping grandchildren 🙂 Hugs from Nebraska!

  7. Cher' Shots

    Oh that sounds so good, and easy! I make a similar sauce using the onion soup mix, apricot jam and bbq sauce for ribs and chicken. Thanks for sharing.
    ‘hugs from afar’

  8. Garden of Egan

    That looks absolutely delicious! I have never heard of this combo……I know where have I been? Oh, ya freezing in the outer depths of antartic weather.

    I will definitely be feeding this one to the masses.n

    I love your blog so much…..too bad we were in different wards….I could have learned so much from you. (you know how ward boundaries make you on different planets and all?)

  9. LDH

    Apricot chicken ~ YUM! I’d put my request in for it too!

  10. Kelsie From Our Country Home

    Oh I have not had this for YEARS…If I can track down some apricot nectar it might be time to make it again…Thnx for reminding me of this long forgotten yummy.

    blessings Kelsie

  11. Dar

    Oh my, guess what we are having for dinner tonight? That looks so delish! We, too, have been trying to cut the carbs down.
    And I thought our 5 gave us a handful of Grandloves. Aren’t they blessings. Your redheads would fit right in our circle of reds. Also love the ‘yawn.’ so sweet.
    She cooks, she has Grandloves galore, a great Hubby, she loves to organize…I’ll be back to learn more.

  12. From the Kitchen

    It’s been years since I used Lipton Onion Soup and chicken together–but not in such a delicious way as you. This is my first Foodie Friday and I am really enjoying gathering new recipes.


  13. Jamie

    I love apricot chicken. I will have to try this out.

  14. By the Bluegrass

    Yum-ME! I love chicken recipes. I could always use a new one.

  15. Theresa

    Looks wonderful! Never thought of paring apricots and chicken. So curious to try this one out!

  16. heartnsoulcooking

    YUMMY YUM!!! are the only words I can say about this recipe.
    Became a follower, come by and visit anytime!!!


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