Apricot Poppy Chicken with Dill Potatoes

Apricot Poppy Chicken with Dill Potatoes
  • Prep Time
  • 4Servings


  • 2 pounds small potatoes, halved
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts or tenders, cut into large chunks
  • Pepper
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, big fruit pieces chopped
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons chopped or snipped fresh dill


In a medium pot, add the potatoes and enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Salt the water, lower the heat and simmer the potatoes, uncovered, until fork-tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

While the potatoes are working, in a large skillet, heat the EVOO, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook in the skillet, turning once, until browned, 2 minutes total. Add the shallots and cook for 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook until slightly reduced, 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, apricot preserves, honey and poppy seeds and simmer over medium-low heat, stirring. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter.

Drain the potatoes, return to their pot and add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, the dill and salt and pepper to taste. Serve with the chicken.