apricot chicken delight

Apricot ChickenThe first half of this semester was hard.  Weird schedule, lots of new pressures and responsibilities, and a lack of energy.

Unfortunately lack of energy is a vicious cycle--no energy to cook good stuff = eating out; eating out = not always eating the best foods; not eating healthy = no energy. 

So, during the midterm week, when I wasn't grading tests or catching up on laundry.  I searched for some recipes to turn into the 30 meals project that Carrie, my RD in college (well, and my college roommate's sister-in-law) told me about on this post. (BTW, thanks Carrie!!)

My requirements were that the recipes:
  • could be made in less than 20 min,
  • needed to be low-carbish,
  • needed to delight mine and my husband's taste buds, and
  • could be made with things easily found in Taiwan.
Finding meals that meet all four requirements was no small task!

Although Lawrance is generally easy going and not too picky about food, finding things we both love to eat often has proved to be a challenge.

So, my first recipe test was something I found at Cooking During Stolen Moments: Apricot Chicken.

It was SO easy and best of all packed full of flavor!!

I kinda went a bit overboard using freshly cracked black pepper and might have used extra garlic--so our's was not only tangy, but spicy too--she does say to season to taste. :)

This is probably the least low-carb recipe I collected since it uses apricot jam, but it is definitely something I'll be making again before too long.

Side-note to anyone in Taiwan wanting to give this a try: I used half of a jar of Carrefour brand apricot jam (french name on bottle) to cover 6 chicken breast quarters.


  1. Yummy! Looks awesome. Sometimes it's hard when you see so MANY amazing recipes... but you can't find the ingredients! : ) The joys of missionary life... lol

  2. Well... i gotta say, "That's GREAT!!!!" SOOOOOOOO YUMMY!!!
    Thank you, honey!!

  3. bradleys.wife@gmail.comNovember 24, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    That sounds so yummy! I might need to give that a try. And so glad you liked the recipe organization idea! :)

  4. Amanda! Yum!!! I'm bookmarking this post for reference. . . . totally needed that!
    As for my ornaments, yes, Joey and Paul were miscarriages we had before Hannah was born. It's hard to believe that had my 1st pregnancy been successful, I'd have an 8 year old! Regardless, had they been successful, I wouldn't have my babies, so I know that my life is blessed.
    I'm on a mission to find that ornament! LOL
    Can't wait to read about your Christmas together.

  5. Hi Amanda! Just stopping by from the Women Living Well Message Board! I'm so glad you joined the discussion. What a fun blog you have here -thank you for the window into your life!!!
    Keep walking and serving the King!


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