An easy apricot chicken stew recipe, ready for you dinner enjoyment in under an hour. The flavors meld together nicely for a delicate fragrant mix of sweet and spicy. A great recipe to make the day ahead.
- boneless skinless chicken
- olive oil
- garam masala
- fresh basil
- all-purpose flour
- chicken broth
- canned great northern beans
- canned diced tomatoes
- dried apricots
What is Garam Masala?
Garam Masala is a mixture of ground spices, usually black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, nutmeg, and turmeric. The spice provides a hint of a curry flavor. If curry flavor isn't your thing, substitute individual spices of your choice.
Do I need to use fresh Cilantro?
No. If you don't cook with cilantro often it can seem wasteful to buy a whole bunch and use just a few sprigs. It's perfectly fine to use cilantro in a tube and is easily found in the produce section of the grocery store. I use the Garden Gourmet brand.
Can I use a different type of bean?
Yes, common substitutes are chickpeas or small white beans, if preferred it's okay to leave the beans out completely.
Should I use fresh Garlic ?
If you are in a rush or just hate mincing garlic a great option is a chunky garlic paste by Gourmet Garden, easy to find in the refrigerated section of the produce department.
I hope you enjoy my apricot chicken stew recipe as much as I do.