Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken

Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken is from Olive Garden’s seasonal menu. Here is one of their most recent seasonal menu items.  This recipe combines many things you have in your kitchen:  preserves, chicken stock, basil, and chicken breasts. Don’t miss out on this flavorful dish. You can cook up a little pasta with this and have an entire meal.

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Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken

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Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Pasta Recipes
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:35 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Olive Garden Venetian Apricot Chicken

You can make Venetian Apricot Chicken just like the Olive Garden does.


  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound roma tomatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 basil leaves, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoon garlic pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 3 teaspoons garlic pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 bunches asparagus (remove bottom inch of stems)
  • 1 pound broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Chopped parsley to garnish


Combine garlic herb seasoning ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside. Blend chicken stock and apricot preserves in a sauce pan. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

Combine tomatoes, basil, garlic pepper and salt in a separate mixing bowl and set aside. Blanch asparagus and broccoli for 1 minute in a pot of salted boiling water. Transfer immediately to ice bath to stop cooking.

Coat saute pan with olive oil. Keeping ingredients separated in the pan, heat cooled asparagus, broccoli and tomato mixture until hot. Do not overcook. Grill chicken until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Place grilled chicken on a platter next to hot broccoli and asparagus. Sprinkle garlic herb seasoning on broccoli. Pour tomato mixture on top of vegetables.

Top chicken breasts with apricot sauce and garnish with chopped parsley.

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  • http://www.40somethingmommy.com Liz Nelson

    I love this recipe! It was a hit with my family too! I love using fruit with chicken it really reminds me of summer!