Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken With Jasmine Rice

Impress the whole family with this Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken With Jasmine Rice made with soy sauce, ground ginger, crushed red pepper, fresh veggies and apricot preserves.

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Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken With Jasmine Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 2 tbsp canola oil, divided
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pkg (16 oz) broccoli slaw
  • 1/2 cup carrot, cut into matchsticks
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Like the flavors of classic orange chicken but looking to switch things up? Try our Sweet and Spicy Apricot Chicken With Jasmine Rice. It’s sure to satisfy and will leave you with plenty of time to spare!

    Step 1
    Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside.

    Step 2
    Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper and add to pan. Sauté chicken until cooked through, about 5-10 minutes. Set aside.

    Step 3
    Turn heat to medium-high and add remaining oil. Add broccoli slaw and carrots to skillet. Sauté until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes.

    Step 4
    Push vegetables aside and add apricot preserves, water, soy sauce, cayenne, ground ginger and red pepper flakes (if using) to skillet. Stir to combine.

    Step 5
    Stir in chicken, bring to a boil and simmer to heat through.

    Step 6
    Serve over hot rice.

Sweet, Sour & Spicy

Everyone loves chicken! Add a sweet, spicy sauce and you’ve got yourself a highly addictive and fast Minute® Rice meal. Served with some crisp vegetables and jasmine rice, it checks off all the flavor boxes.

Made from flavorful, healthy ingredients, this speedy dish is a weeknight dinner masterpiece. The sauce, made from a mix of ground ginger, soy sauce and apricot preserves, cooks down into a syrupy mixture that coats chicken strips and crunchy veggies, including broccoli slaw and carrots. You can also enjoy a kick of heat with ground cayenne pepper and optional red pepper flakes. The best part is, it all comes together in under 30 minutes.

Last but not least, complementing this dish is our aromatic Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, which can be made on the stove or in the microwave. Ready in just 5 minutes, it forms the perfect foundation for this flavor-packed combo. You can also use these grains for Cajun-inspired red beans and rice recipes.

If you are looking for an alternative vegetarian option try this: stuffed eggplant vegetarian recipe.

Nuts? Yes, Please

If you’re looking to add a bit of crunch to this meal, feel free to toss on some toasted chopped cashews or sliced almonds!

If you’re all about the nutty crunch, try out this Cashew Sweet and Sour Chicken recipe!

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