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Hello! I'm Deirdre and I'm a stay at home mom to two boys. Cooking for a 6 and 4 year old- day in and day out can be the best job in the world, also the most frustrating. Trying to create not only kid friendly but husband and mom friendly meals is a challenge that I've readily accepted! My Foodie Mom blog is a record of the different recipes that I've tried in the kitchen, pictures of my ventures, and cool tricks I've picked up along the way. Cheers!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apricot Chicken with Sesame Veggies

For Chicken:
- 3 cups cubed chicken breasts 
- 1/2 cup Russian dressing (red kind)
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves 
- 1 package Lipton onion soup mix 

For Veggies:
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced zucchini
-1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 
- 1-2 teaspoons sesame oil 
- 1 teaspoon olive oil 
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce 
- 1/3 cup diced tomatoes 

In a baking dish combine Russian dressing, apricot preserves and onion soup mix -stir with fork until smooth. 

Add chicken to apricot sauce and stir to coat.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes until chicken is cooked through. 

While chicken is cooking- add olive oil and half sesame oil in a skillet on medium high heat. 

Add in onion and zucchini and sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened. 

Add in garlic. Sauté a minute or two just until fragrant. Add sesame and sauté about a minute then Add in mushrooms. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add Soy sauce and remainder of sesame oil stir to combine. Remove from heat, add diced tomatoes and cover until chicken is done.

Serve chicken with sauce and veggies over rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.

This Apricot Chicken recipe itself Ive been making for years! My friends mom taught us when we had our first apartment together and we just started cooking for ourselves  Its really the best. Im always trying new ways to use it though, and these rice bowls were awesome!

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