Chicken Thighs with Apricot and Cumin

Chicken Thighs with Apricot and Cumin

This easy chicken recipe is suitable for any occasion. Chicken thighs are used here, because they are more moist and succulent, not to mention more flavorful, than chicken breast, which can dry out more easily. Chicken thighs with apricot and cumin make a delicious dinner for the whole family. Why not try this recipe tonight?

As well as the chicken, you will be adding garlic and onion for a nice base flavor, as well as cumin and coriander for taste, carrot and fennel for crunch and color, and of course chopped apricots for a lovely, fruity flavor.

Look at the recipe and you will see how simple this is to make, so if you were looking for an easy chicken thigh dish, perhaps this one will tick all the boxes.

Feel free to make any changes you need, such as swapping the fennel for bell pepper or using vegetable stock rather than chicken stock if you want to. This is nice served with rice or mashed potatoes, or you could offer noodles on the side.

Because of the Moroccan flavors in this chicken thighs with apricot and cumin recipe, you might want to serve it with couscous or bulgur wheat, other grain options. Quinoa is yet another idea.

Chicken Thighs with Apricot and Cumin: Combining Fruit with Chicken

A lot of dishes with chicken include fruit, and that might be apple, pineapple, peach or apricot, depending on the dish you are making.

Chicken is a versatile meal and it suits any of these flavors. Some fruity chicken dishes include nuts too so you have some crunch in there.


Chicken Thighs with Apricot and Cumin

Chicken is a versatile ingredient you can do plenty of things with. In this recipe chicken thighs are combined with spices, apricots and fennel, to make a piquant and tangy dish.

  • Author: Victoria Haneveer
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Moroccan Influenced


  • 4 skinned chicken thighs
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 5 fl oz (150 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 thinly sliced carrot
  • 1 chopped bulb fennel
  • 5 1/3 oz (150g) quartered apricots
  • Salt, pepper and spray oil


  1. Heat the oil and fry the chicken 5-10 minutes until golden brown all over.
  2. Remove it from the pan.
  3. Add more oil if needed then add the onion and garlic and brown.
  4. Stir well then cover and simmer 5 minutes more.
  5. Add the apricots and stir gently.
  6. Simmer 5 more minutes.
  7. If there is too much liquid, boil to reduce before adding the apricots.
  8. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

If you enjoy adding fruit as aromatic spices to your chicken, you might like to find out more about Moroccan cuisine. This is one of the most delicious cuisines of all, and you will certainly pick up some ideas from this video.