Apricot Chicken Bake Recipe
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Apricot Chicken Bake Recipe

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This is one of my original recipes, but I've made it so long that it's an "old favorite" for my family! I always try to include a variety of ingredients to give my recipes a unique touch. The combination in this dish is quite unusual, and people always want to know what's in it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 whole chicken breasts, halved, skinned and boned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • Cooked egg noodles

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without noodles) equals 321 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 891 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 17 g protein.


  1. In a skillet, saute chicken in butter until browned. Remove chicken. Cook onion and green pepper in drippings until soft. Add flour, paprika, salt and pepper; stir until well blended. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring until smooth and thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream, lemon peel and apricots. Arrange chicken in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Place hot noodles in a serving dish. Arrange chicken over noodles. Top all with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apricot Chicken in Reminisce May/June 1993, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"We apologize for the error, but the amount of chicken broth was accidentally omitted from this recipe. The correct amount is 2 cups. It will be posted to the recipe soon.

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"I found this recipe in TOH's book, "Low-Fat Country Cooking." As printed in the book, the recipe calls for 2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth. Apparently this information was omitted from the online recipe."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"Very bitter !! Too much paprika. Can't taste the apricots. Says to add broth but never says how much. Will never make again !!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2008

"Recipe says to gradually add chicken broth but there is no chicken broth listed in the ingredients!!!"

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