Ingredients ½ cup dried apricots
2 chicken breasts, trimmed
30 g butter, chopped
25 g honey
½ garlic clove, or ½ tsp from jar
Soak the dried apricots in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.
Drained dried apricots cooling
Turn barbecue on if using.
Using a sharp knife make a deep cut along one side of each chicken breast, ensuring you cut towards the corners as well. Do not cut right through however. I had one larger breast, so cut this piece off and made it into 3.
Cut a deep pocket
The pocket will then look like this.
Filling to go in here
Put the apricots, butter, honey and garlic in a blender or similar, and process until cut up or starting to get smooth.
Can be processed a bit more than this
Fill the apricot mixture into the chicken pockets making sure you push the mixture to the sides and back.
Push mixture into pocket -fingers work best
Using toothpicks, clsoe each chicken breast.
Use two or three toothpicks on each piece
Rub salt and pepper on both sides of each chicken breast and spray both sides with oil.
If using the barbecue (you could also cook on the stove or grill) place on a hot barbecue.
Barbecue the meat
Cook about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Do not overcook or chicken becomes tough
Remove the toothpicks and serve as a whole, though it looks far nicer when each breast is sliced. It is also a great addition to a buffet.