Simple Asian chicken

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10 min


4 servings

* PLUS Baking Time: 60 minutes
Simple Asian chicken

Roberto Caruso


  • 4 skinless, bone-in chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup dried pitted prunes
  • 1/2 cup apricots
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 green onion


  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Remove skin from chicken, if necessary. Place chicken in a 9×13-inch (3-L) baking dish. Tuck prunes and apricots around chicken. In a medium-size bowl, stir juice with hoisin and soy sauces and sesame oil. Pour over chicken and fruit. Cover dish tightly with foil. Bake in centre of preheated oven 30 minutes.
  • Turn chicken and baste. Stir fruit. Bake, covered, 15 minutes. Baste. Bake, uncovered, 15 more minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice onion. Remove chicken from oven. Sprinkle with green onion. Serve fruit over chicken with brown or basmati rice and bok choy.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 298,
  • Protein
  • 32.9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 4.4 g,
  • Sodium
  • 1110 mg.

This wonderful braised chicken dish is dressed up with nutritious dried fruit (super-healthy dried prunes have never tasted better) and a few ready-made Asian pantry sauces.