Tonight is baseball for Handsome Man and gymnastics for Princess so I'm in need of another "dinner in a hurry" option. Good thing I have leftover chicken in the fridge. :)
This is a ridiculously easy recipe. It's just leftover chicken with a sauce that makes it taste brand new. Topped with some toasted slivered or sliced almonds for texture and you've got something that seems really fancy but it's just leftovers. :) I love "smoke and mirrors" in the kitchen.
Start by putting some butter, apricot jam, mustard (Dijon is best here, but plain yellow works o.k. too), thyme, granulated garlic, onion powder, chicken broth and water in a large saute pan.
In the meantime, toast off some slivered or sliced almonds. You can do this in a dry pan on the stove top. Put it over medium-low heat and stir them around every few seconds.
1 cup apricot jam
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
1/2 tsp dry thyme
1 Tablespoon butter (salted)
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp granulated garlic
1/8 tsp onion powder
4 cups cooked chicken, shredded or pulled
1/2 cup slivered or sliced almonds