How to make it

  • Place dried apricots in warm water for 30 minutes to soak before starting to prepare the chicken for baking.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Clean and salt the cavity of the chicken. Dry your chicken completely. Do not pierce the skin of the chicken.
  • Sprinkle the chicken lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Place the whole stick of butter into the cavity of the chicken.
  • Drain the apricots and stuff the chicken completely. You do not need to close the cavity of the chicken.
  • Place chicken into baking pan or dish breast side up and bake for an hour and a half, at 350 degrees, basting at least three times during baking.
  • Check to make sure that the chicken has fully baked by pulling the leg away from the body.
  • Remove chicken from oven and let rest for 20 minutes.
  • Remove apriots with spoon and discard. You can eat these if you like but I usually discard them.
  • Slice chicken and drizzle with some of the "juice" in the pan over the chicken slices or pieces and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Ohhhhhh yummmmmmm... chicken and apricots, how perfect is that. You've got my HIGH 5 and I can't wait to try it. I've got the chicken and the apricots and I'm ready to make it for dinner. Thanks Annie and I'm sure glad I noticed this winning recipe.
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  • pollymotzko 9 years ago
    Hello once again,
    I am going to enjoy making this dish as I have everything for it. I rated it a 5 which on here is the best you can get. The chicken is in my freezer, the apricots are in my pantry and the butter is in the fridge.
    I usually bake any chicken dish at 350 to 400 degrees.

    Paulette Le Pore Motzko
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  • annieamie 9 years ago
    When I was a youngster, our neighbors were French. Marie Francoise would make several chicken this way and invite us over for dinner. This is where I learned to make the chicken dish.

    I'm sorry that I didn't add the temperature in the original posting of the recipe. Its 350 degrees. Bon appetite!
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  • pointsevenout 9 years ago
    What temperature is the oven?

    More importantly, how can you garner a 5-fork rating without anyone knowing the bake temperature?

    The recipe sounds good, I'm not knocking it, but for the lack of temperature detail I can not make this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    pat2me ate it and said...
    This looks awesome......I love most roasts with apricot!
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    " It was excellent "
    shepherdrescue ate it and said...
    This sounds WONDERFUL! Did you invent it or ?
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  • chefmeow 10 years ago
    Yum. Bookmarked. Thanks for a great post.
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