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    Hi I didn't know if I should post this in the "main dishes" section, but I do not have a recipe - I am after one!

    I was wondering if anyone has any kid friendly recipes that can be done on the stovetop or microwave - I am especially after an Apricot chicken recipe.

    Just to explain we are Aussies who have just moved to Taipei, we do not have an oven for baking, so I am trying to find recipes of "old favs" that can be done on stovetop!

    Hope you guys can help - meanwhile I will sift through the Main dishes topic and see if there are any in there I can start with.

    Thanks in advance.


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    I found this at ( ) That site has a lot of recipes and you can do a quick search for jsut about anything. This was the 3rd one on the list in my search.

    Apricot Chicken

    6 servings
    1 hour
    (15 min prep, 45 min cooking)

    1 (4 lb) chickens, cut into 8 pieces,skin removed
    3/4 teaspoon cumin
    3/4 teaspoon ginger
    3/4 teaspoon coriander
    1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    1 pinch cinnamon
    1 pinch salt and pepper
    1 tablespoon butter or vegetable oil
    2 onions, thinly sliced
    4 cloves garlic, minced
    1/2 cup chicken stock
    1/4 cup liquid honey
    2 lemons, sliced
    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    8 canned apricots, quartered
    1. In a bowl combine;cumin, ginger,coriander, tumeric, cinnamon, salt& pepper.
    2. Add chicken to evenly coat it with the spices.
    3. In a skillet melt butter (oil) and brown the chicken (12 minutes).
    4. Drain off all but 1 tbsp fat.
    5. Add onions& garlic.
    6. Add honey.
    7. Add 1/3 cup of stock, stirring and spooning over the chicken.
    8. Arrange half of the lemon slices over the chicken.
    9. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer, basting occasionally, for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
    10. Trandfer chicken to a platter, keep warm.
    11. Discard lemon.
    12. Over high heat bring liquid to a boil.
    13. Blend remaining stock and cornstarch.
    14. Whisk into the sauce and cook for about 3 minutes or until smooth and thickened.
    15. Add Apricot& remaining lemon, heat through.
    16. Pour over Chicken.

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    Oh! Do you have a crock pot? There are a lot of 1-dish recipes out there for crockpots. Let me know if there is anything else in particular you might be looking for.

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    Thanks so much for taking the time to respond and for the great site link!

    I don't want to sound ignorant, but what exactly is a crockpot? Is it an electrical appliance? Perhaps we call it something else?

    Thanks again!


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    Here are some.

    A crockpot is your basic, countertop slow cooker. It is an electrical appliance that comes in many shapes and sizes from 2 quaurts up to I think 8 or 10 quarts. There are very easy recipes made just for crokpots that are oh so yummy!

    If you can get one - I would highly recomend it. They are quite handy to have around.

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    Thanks again! I will see if I can get one here in Taipei - shouldn't be a problem, they sell loads of different stuff here.


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