Apricot Pine Nuts Chicken Skillet

This Apricot Pine Nuts Chicken Skillet is a delicious and easy meal which you can prepare during this Easter weekend.

Easter & Co

I cannot believe Easter is around the corner (And almost knocking on the doors and windows). Also, I cannot believe I failed. I haven’t made any holiday dishes. Embarrassing, I know.

Lately, I’ve been missing lots of holidays. I should say all of them except, perhaps, Christmas and Valentine’s. Besides the statutory holidays, there are plenty of food days throughout the year. Even though I like publishing recipes regards one of these days, I’ve been missing them too lately. I believe I missed every single day I might have been interested in last year.

It’s like “Oh, is it a National pancake day today? Why nobody told me that?” “Oh, was it a National pasta day 3,5 weeks ago? I wish I had known that”

I’m afraid, if there was a lavender day, I would miss it too! #BensNightmare

Anyways, a couple of weeks ago I realized Easter was coming. Honestly, I gave up straight away having decided there was no way I would make some holiday deliciousness. And If I could have managed it, the recipes would have likely appeared somewhere in between summer and Thanksgiving.

Apricot Pine Nuts Chicken Skillet

So here we go. Let’s pretend this Apricot Pine Nuts Chicken Skillet would be the perfect Easter dish. The combo of chicken, dried apricots, herbs, and pine nuts is mouthwatering. Besides, the apricots introduce some bright spring colors. Tell me now it’s not an Easter dish.

The great news is it takes about 20 minutes from start to finish. Thus, you can spend more time with your family outside of the kitchen. Also, make sure to check this recipe for Creamy Chicken Breasts with Prunes so you might make this weekend both and then compare which idea you would like more.

Happy Easter, my friends!

P.S. If there’s a Lavender Day, you know you should inform me, don’t you?:)

Apricot Pine Nuts Chicken Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Category: Chicken, Main Course, Meat & Poultry

Servings: 3-4 servings


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced (1 cup)
  • 3 large skinless chicken breasts, slice with long, even strips about 2-3 cm thick
  • 2/3 cup dried pitted apricots, halved
  • 1 tsp. Italian/Greek seasoning
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. In a large skillet/pan heat the olive oil over medium heat and cook the onions, about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Remove from the skillet.
  2. In the same skillet place the chicken breasts and cook 4-5 minutes or until no longer pink, at high heat.
  3. Decrease heat to medium. Return the onions, add the apricots, Italian or Greek seasoning, fresh oregano, smoked paprika, salt and pepper to taste. Drop 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter which would give a nice brown color to the chicken.
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes (medium to high medium) or until the chicken is soft and golden.
  5. Enjoy!




9 thoughts on “Apricot Pine Nuts Chicken Skillet

  1. Hahahahaha. I just read David’s comment and had to laugh. You should just make a national lavender day and find out who you need to petition to make it nationally recognized. Then you could be the FACE of the holiday. And we all know you wouldn’t miss cooking for THAT holiday! ;) Love this chicken, Ben!!! I’m a huge fan of apricots and pine nuts so I kinda feel like you made this just for me! I could definitely eat that entire skillet myself!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, buddy! Cheers!
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  2. “I cannot believe Easter is around the corner (And almost knocking on the doors and windows). Also, I cannot believe I failed. I haven’t made any holiday dishes.” Hahaha, I am in the same boat Ben, I also did not make Easter recipes this year, though I had some nice plans but they all vanished. :( But, this chicken skillet looks so delicious and flavorful. And addition on pine nuts and apricot are just wow. :)
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  3. I have bad news, Ben. I don’t think there is a National Lavender Day (I looked). BUT…I did find the US Lavender Growers Association…and they have a conference every two years. Imagine that. A conference full of people who grow and love lavender. If there was ever an event made for you, this is it! The next conference is in January 2019, so you’ve got some time to plan for it.

    But switching to this recipe, I love the chicken skillet idea! I’ve only ever used pine nuts to make pesto, but what a cool idea to use them as a key ingredient in this recipe. I definitely need to put this one on our to-make list sometime soon. Or you can just send me some.
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