One-pan Apricot Jam Glazed Fried Chicken
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Yields: Serves 3 - 4
Finger-licking fried chicken in tasty garlic-apricot jam sauce.
Fried Chicken
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil for frying
  • 400g chicken thigh fillet, cut into strips
  • salt and ground pepper for seasoning
Glaze or Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons apricot jam
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seeds, more for garnish
  1. Add oil to a nonstick or ceramic pan. Fry one side of the chicken strips, sprinkle the side facing up with salt and pepper. Don't go overboard with salt though you may add pepper as much as you want. Once turned golden brown, flip the strips and season the browned side facing up with salt and pepper. Cook just until golden brown and slightly crisp. Do not overcook! Transfer to a plate.
  2. Melt butter in the same pan. Sauté garlic until tender and fragrant. Add apricot jam, stir until well to dissolve lumps of jam. Simmer for 2 to 3 minutes or until you see it bubbling. Add salt if necessary (actually there's no need to).
  3. Add the fried chicken strips to the bubbling sauce then sprinkle the sesame seeds. Stir until the chicken strips are coated with sauce. Transfer to a serving plate.
  4. Garnish with more sesame seeds. Serve while hot!
Set the stove on medium heat if using nonstick pan, low if using ceramic pan.
Recipe by When Hungry at