Far East Spiced Chicken

A quick and easy recipe that packs a world of flavour. This far east spiced chicken makes for a very tasty mid week meal and can be enjoyed all year round.


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1 medium red pepper, cut in strips

4 Spring onions, cut in 1-inch pieces

5oz/150g apricot preserves or orange marmalade

2 tablespoons orange juice

Garlic salt to taste

10 dried apricots, chopped

5oz/150g rice, uncooked


PREHEAT oven to 230°C.

CENTRE one chicken breast on a piece of Bacofoil®Non-Stick with non-stick side toward food. Combine spices. Sprinkle and rub spices over chicken, turning to coat evenly. Top with red pepper strips and spring onions. Drizzle with apricot preserves and orange juice. Sprinkle with garlic salt.

BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make two packets.

BAKE 18 to 22 minutes on baking tray in oven.

SERVE over Apricot Rice Pilaf. To prepare rice while packets are cooking, stir apricots into uncooked rice and cook.