Oven Roasted Apricots with Chicken and Pistachio Rice

A healthy way to enjoy the full flavour of apricots!



  1. Preheat the oven.
  2. To prepare rice - melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  3. Add onion, pistachios, flaked salt and pepper and sauté until onion is soft.
  4. Add rice and stir to coat.
  5. Add stock and bring to the boil.
  6. Reduce heat to very low, cover tightly and cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stand for further 15 minutes.
  8. Whilst rice is cooking place halved apricots, cut side up, into a shallow baking dish.
  9. Combine stock and oil with honey and pour over apricots.
  10. Dust lightly with ground cinnamon and cardamom and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Arrange pistachio rice and chicken portions onto serving plates and top with oven roasted apricots and juices.
  12. Garnish and serve immediately with yoghurt as an optional side dish.

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