Chicken Drumstick and Apricot Curry

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a simple yet great curry that uses chicken drumsticks along with apricot nectar and dried apricots. Serve with steamed rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 8 chicken drumsticks
    • 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes, or to taste
    • 4 cups (1 litre) apricot nectar
    • 1 teaspoon cornflour, or as needed
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 3 tablespoons Madras curry powder
    • 1 cup dried apricots
    • 1 large onion, roughly diced
    • 1 large green capsicum, roughly diced
    • 4 carrots, thinly sliced
    • 1 fresh green chilli, finly diced
    • 1/2 cup diced water chestnuts

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C. Season the chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe frypan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and chilli flakes. Cook and stir until garlic is softened and is fragrant; 1 to 2 minutes.
    3. Place the drumsticks in the frypan and brown the chicken on all sides; about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer the frypan to the oven.
    4. Bake the chicken drumsticks in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear; 7 to 10 minutes.
    5. Bring the apricot nectar to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high eat then reduce heat to medium-low.
    6. Mix cornflour and water together in a small bowl then stir into the mixture along with the curry powder into the apricot nectar. Add dried apricots. Transfer the baked drumsticks into the apricot mixture.
    7. Heat the frypan used to cook the chicken over medium heat. Stir in the onion, capsicum, carrots and chilli then cook and stir until the onion has softened.
    8. Pour the drumsticks and apricot sauce into the frypan. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender; about 10 minutes.
    9. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in water chestnuts just before serving.

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    Delicious! This will be a regular for us. I liked using bone-in meat for the flavor. The dried apricots become so soft and juicy after cooking. I added water chestnuts at the end for some crunch.  -  03 Oct 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I use chicken legs or whatever chicken is on sale. This recipe is always a hit  -  06 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is wonderful. It is a little hot, so the next time I make it I'll use less red pepper flakes. My wife and I love curry so I increased the curry. I used whole chicken breasts but the next time I will cut them into bite size pieces. This is a recipe fit for company.  -  14 Mar 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)