Oh, life has been sooo crazy lately. I know—no one can be too sympathetic because we’re all in the same boat! Most people have something to make life crazy—busy workplace, hectic afterschool schedule, big family.
Sometimes you just need to have something on standby…something that’s tasty, inexpensive, and simple to prepare.
I offer you---Apricot Chicken!
What if you’re not an apricot fan? Make it with whole cranberry sauce.
The nice thing about this recipe is that it’s made with only a few ingredients. And you could buy them when they’re on sale and they’ll keep for a long while in your pantry—pull them out whenever you need a quick dinner.
12 chicken thighs (but I used chicken breasts—about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 cup apricot preserves (can use whole cranberry sauce instead, if you like)
1 cup French dressing
1 package dry onion soup mix
pineapple chunks (optional)
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine the preserves, French dressing, and dry soup mix in a bowl.
Put the chicken in a 9 x 13 baking dish and cover with apricot mixture.
Cook uncovered for 50 minutes. Add pineapple chunks (if you like) and cook for 10 more minutes.
Really, it doesn’t get too much simpler than this for a weeknight meal, even if you’ve had a stressful day. And it’s healthier and less expensive than takeout! :)
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig
Julie’s first book in The Manor House Mystery series, Grace Under Pressure (starred review in Publishers Weekly!), debuted June 1.
To help launch the book and to celebrate its release, she's running a very special contest: Pre-order Grace Under Pressure, and you're eligible to win one of two $25 gift certificates from Mystery Lovers Bookshop! (and if you've already pre-ordered, you just need to let Julie know!)
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