Apricot-Almond Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Apricot-Almond Chicken Breasts Recipe

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“This chicken dish is so delicious, I constantly get asked for the recipe—even my picky eaters clamor for it! It takes only minutes to prepare, so on busy weeknights I can put a healthy supper on the table.” Trisha Kruse - Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 372 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 468mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the preserves, broth and mustard. Pour over chicken; sprinkle with almonds. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Almond Chicken Breasts in Healthy Cooking April/May 2010, p53

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 103823
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"This was just ok. The sauce was tasty enough, but the hunk of chicken was still rather bland."

Catering User ID: 387555 186760
Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"I originally rated this recipe on 4/8/10. In response to "kpmorrow," peach preserves can be substituted for the apricot preserves. The recipe is equally delicious. Also, toasting the almonds in the oven before use gives them more flavor. I have used this recipe over and over and have received numerous requests for it. Absolutely delicious!"

kpmorrow User ID: 3444729 190809
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"What would be a good substitute for the apricot preserves?"

smokey420 User ID: 4173240 128611
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Very juicy, tasty, quick and easy. Love it!"

robynrenee User ID: 5777444 211567
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"Hubby and I love this! Excellent flavor."

schield User ID: 888201 110029
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"So yummy and quick. It's a keeper!"

benszilagyi User ID: 5072065 171548
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"They weren't lying when they said this is a quick and delicious recipe. I was amazed that such a simple glaze could do so much for a plain chicken breast."

Catering User ID: 387555 110027
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"This recipe is definitely a keeper! The apricot preserves give the chicken a slight tint of sweetness and flavor. The almonds gives the chicken a slight crunchy taste. I used regular chicken broth rather than low-sodium. Absolutely delicious!"

BarbsLou56 User ID: 4651170 103821
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"My husband and I both loved this. Would definitely make it again."

deborahn User ID: 1761412 171547
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"I love this recipe. It is so easy to make. I substituted honey for the honey mustard. (I don't like mustard in anything) I will be making this again real soon."

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