Apricot Chicken

Such a simple meal!  YUM!

Hello!  I am so excited to be sharing my apricot chicken recipe as part of a virtual baby shower for my blogging buddy Katie from Katie’s Cucina and Sew Woodsy.  She is such a lovely and generous person, and I am so excited for her to become a mama.  No doubt she is going to be an amazing one!

The theme of this virtual baby shower is quick and easy meals for moms, and a bunch of awesome food bloggers have gotten together to share with you their best simple meal solutions!  Here is a collage of just some of the recipes being shared, along with several simple crafts for moms!  You can see the full link list below the collage.  Be sure to hop around and discover some fab new blogs!

A collection of simple meals and crafts for new moms!

Easy Broccoli & Cheddar Soup from The Little Kitchen
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers from Cook the Story
Individual Tortilla Caprese Pizzas from a farmgirl’s dabbles
Easy Cheesy Potato Corn Chowder from A Little Claireification
Slow Cooker Jambalaya from A Spicy Perspective
Italian Style Stir Fry from Aggie’s Kitchen
Apricot Chicken from Bombshell Bling
Easy Baked Spaghetti from Chocolate & Carrots
Cuban Casserole with Whole Grain Mustard Butter Biscuits from Climbing Grier Mountain
Freezer-Friendly Quinoa Meatballs from Cooking with Books
Baby Boy Subway Art Printable from H2OBungalow
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Cake from Inside BruCrew Life
Asparagus And Leek Quiche from Kokocooks
Roasted Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Red Potatoes from Life After Empty Nest
Yogurt Blueberry and Honey Smoothie from My Sweet Zepol
Pesto Parmesan Chicken Salad from Shaken Together
Printable Baby Whale Themed Cards and Project Life Mini Album from Simply Kelly Designs
Coconut Cookie Butter Sandwich Cookies from Simply Southern Baking
Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Garden Vegetables from Sweet Remedy
Easy Kofta Kebabs from Tasty Chomps
Crock Pot Fajitas with Chicken and Quinoa from The Dinner-Mom
Overnight Oatmeal from The Hungry Housewife
Honey-Dijon Chicken, Apple & Quinoa Wraps from The Kitchen Prep
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup from The Lemon Bowl
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tacos from The Nifty Foodie
DIY Whale Art from While They Snooze
One Pot Mexican Chicken and Rice from Yellow Bliss Road

As I said, the theme of the shower is simple recipes for new moms, and this recipe is just that.  In fact, after I gave birth to my first baby my friend Emily brought me this very recipe.  I loved it and asked her for the recipe, and when she gave it to me I was flabbergasted by how simple it was!  It’s not my fanciest or most decadent dinner, but it is crazy simple and hits the spot!  I do love me some sweet meat!  Let me show you how simple it is and then I’ll give you exact measurements.  And be sure to jump over to Katie’s blogs and say hi!

Apricot Chicken-1

Grab your four ingredients: chicken, apricot jam, dry French Onion soup mix, and salad dressing.

Apricot Chicken-2 Apricot Chicken-3

Place the chicken in a casserole dish and mix the other three ingredients together.  Pour the mixture on top of the chicken.

Apricot Chicken-4

Now bake, serve over rice, and enjoy!

Such a simple meal! YUM!

Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken


  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (whole or cut into strips)
  • 8 oz. bottle of Catalina, Russian, or French dressing (I use Russian)
  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • Rice, for serving


  1. Place the chicken breasts into a casserole dish.
  2. Mix the dressing, jam, and dry onion soup mix together.
  3. Pour the dressing mix over the top of the chicken.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until chicken is done.
  5. Serve over rice.

Such a simple meal! YUM!

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Sarah Westover McKenna
Sarah is the scattered creative mind behind Bombshell Bling. A former elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, she loves developing her creativity through her blog and her jewelry design business, Bombshell Bling Jewelry. Sarah is a lover of all things vintage, colorful, and BLING. She is also a sweets addict with a major obsession with s'mores.
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  1. Bonnie says

    Did anyone really read what the recipes said it said pour the dressing over the dressing they ment to say over the chicken lol

  2. says

    I making this for 21+ years in my crockpot! It’s my kids most favorite and requested meal. (even my mother asks for it) So here’s my quick tip…use boneless skinless chicken thighs and cook on high 4 hours, low for 6…….my crockpot tends to run hot, so do it on a day when you can monitor your own appliance and see the right time and temp for your slow cooker !

  3. Regina Fisher says

    I’ve been making this for my family for years…everyone loves it. I cook my chicken a little first before adding the sauce.

  4. Cami says

    I have a bottle of Bolthouse Farms yogurt Thousand Island dressing (healthier). Any idea if that would work? Russian and Thousand island seem kind of similar I think.

  5. Angela says

    No way! My mom made this all of the time when we were growing up. I had no idea anyone else ate.this too. It’s a great easy recipe!

  6. Karen says

    I’ve been making this for years (I usually use thousand island dressing). If you use chicken with the bone in, it will be a little moister, but regardless, there is lots of sauce for the rice. To cut down on salt, you may want to use less of the onion soup mix, which contains a lot of sodium.

  7. Aryn says

    We’ve been making this for years, except we use Catalina dressing and both packets of Onion Soup. I’m not a chicken thigh fan, so I make it with breasts, and I use a knife to stab the chicken the death so the juices seep inside while it’s cooking!

    One time we desperately wanted it in the blink of an eye, so I used those Perdue Short-Cut strips and threw the whole mess in a frying pan. Not quite as amazing, but it satisfied the urge!!

  8. Lisa says

    It says to bake for 45 mins. Boneless chicken breasts only takes 20-25 mins and the bone-in takes 45-60 mins. Doesn’t it get overcooked if it stays in the oven that long? I know it has a lot of sauce to keep it from drying out, just curious. I’m going to make this! It looks so good! Thanks!

  9. Melissa says

    I am making the apricot chicken tonight for dinner 😉 I have the glass dish and ingredients ready to go! Do I cover the pan with tin foil or leave it uncovered?

  10. Kelley says

    I’ve had this recipe for years but when I went to make it for my in-laws I couldn’t find my recipe card. Thank you so much for posting, you saved dinner! :)

  11. edna collis says

    hi can you tell me how many grams is the dry onion soup mis as we dont get packets in new zealand just a small packet
    thanks edna

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