Healthy apricot chicken recipe with cauli rice


Oh wow this healthy apricot chicken recipe with cauli-rice is all kinds of delish! We shared this recipe a while back, it was part of one of our Get Merry food challenges. Ahhh we have so many great healthy dinner recipes from those challenges, we should share them all! 

Thanks to Kelly from our MerryBody Online Studio for sharing her version of healthy apricot chicken… it inspired us to share this recipe!

Our Mum used to make apricot chicken for us all the time and her recipe was what inspired this recipe. If you make it let us know. Share a pic with us on social media. 

Also! This healthy apricot chicken recipe with cauli-rice is now on the Get Merry recipe app! The app is filled with over 500 recipes, these recipes are all gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free! 

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Emma + Carla



Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


For the apricot chicken

  • 500 g (1 lb.) chicken thighs or breast cut into chunks
  • 4 apricots chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup chicken/vegetable stock or bone broth
  • coconut oil for the pan
  • fresh herbs (optional)

For the cauli-rice

  • ½ cauliflower grated or food processed into ‘rice’
  • 1 clove garlic
  • coconut oil for the pan


  • Start with the apricot chicken. In a fry pan on medium-high heat add a little coconut oil and saute the onion until soft.
  • Add the chicken to the fry pan and fry up, turning every now and then to ensure all sides are cooked.
  • Add the stock to the pan and stir slowly.
  • Then add the apricots, turn the heat to low and allow to simmer until the liquids reduce and apricots are tender. 
  • While you simmer the chicken cook up the cauli-rice.
  • In a large fry pan on medium-high heat add a little oil and saute the garlic for about a minute.
  • Add the cauliflower and fry for about 3 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
  • Serve apricot chicken on top of the caul-rice. Add fresh herbs, we've used parsley and coriander.


Don’t feel like cauli-rice? Just cook up some quinoa or serve it with roast veggies or steamed greens. 


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