Apricot Chicken Curry

Submitted by Paulene Christie

Apricot Chicken Curry

4.67 from 3 votes
Serving: 5
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes


  • 1kg of chicken drumsticks (you can substitute for any cut of chicken - on bone or fillets - reduce time for fillets)
  • 1 x 40g pkt dry french onion soup mix
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 x 425ml tin of apricot nectar
  • 1-2 tsp curry powder


  • Lay chicken and diced onion in slow cooker bowl.
  • Combine soup mix, curry powder and apricot nectar.
  • Pour over chicken and cook on low for 6hrs approx.
  • *note*
  • This recipe can be changed to mango curry chicken simply by swapping the apricot nectar for mango nectar

45 thoughts on “Apricot Chicken Curry”

  1. I have never used curry powder in apricot chicken before and found the flavour so much nicer 🙂

  2. I love this recipe, have been cooking it for years when I had family at home loved by all (even the cat loved it, minus the onion ) only other thing I added was a tin of apricot halves.

  3. Giving the mango version a stab tonight…… Used chicken lovely legs, and had to sub spring veg soup as had no french onion, so added a diced carrot and some celery, plus some garlic and onion powder. Fingers crossed!! I’ll keep you posted 🙂

  4. Have not long finished this for dinner tonight. The chicken was so tender juicy and succelent. I used to cook this in the oven but never again.

  5. Yum yum yum! Whole family loved it. I did 2kg of drumsticks a litre of apricot nectar an 4tsp of curry powder delicious

  6. If you want a thicker sauce. Combine the French onion and nectar and heat up first like you are making soup, either in a sauce pan or slow cooker if it can do the temp. Once it thickens throw everything in. I find if you don’t it doesn’t thicken up. I also double both nectar and soup as we love sauce.

  7. This was the first time making this with the curry powder, such a simple recipe and so yummy, it was a big hit in this house hold and will certainly be making it again.

  8. I made it with pineapple juice as that was what I had in the house. I’ve had it with the apricot nector before as well and both were delicious! Such an easy dinner

  9. I made this recipe s couple of days ago and loved it. Even the fussy eaters in the house thought it was great. I add cooked rice for the last 30 mins which soaked up some of the liquid and was a great side. Yum!!!

  10. Yummy ? made as the recipe stated with 2kg drumsticks and it was so nice, hubby even liked it even though he said he doesn’t eat apricot chicken which now he does haha

  11. I didn’t really love this ? BUT I will say, to my shock, my 2 little ones ate it all up without a complaint which pretty much never happens so it was a win in that regard!

  12. This is a firm favourite in our household. I do like to coat the chicken in seasoned flour and sear first before putting in slow cooker. We had it on Tuesday this week, then with the leftovers, for the following night, after reheating, I shredded the chicken and added cooked pasta.

  13. we don’t have apricot nectar in Egypt. The nearest is dried apricots. Could I soak the dried apricots and then blitz them, would it turn out nice? Or fresh apricots when in season. We also get dried apricots in sheets could i dissolve this.

  14. I made this for tonight and it was a huge hit with the family. I used 500gm of chicken breast and added a handful of dried apricots. A definite add to our collection and will certainly try other SC recipes from here.

  15. I made this last night for the family and a definite hit. I used chicken breast and tried the tea towel method to make it less watery,

  16. I usually make this in the oven. Tried SC for first time. It was delicious. Followed recipe but used Chicken Lovely Legs. They were so tender. 5.5 to 6hrs in slow cooker. I used a Sunbeam Secret Chef 5.5L cooker

  17. 5 stars
    A retro staple!
    Quick & easy. Absolutely delicious.
    I added dried apricots as well & thickened sauce at the end with a little cornflour slurry.

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