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Apricot Orange Chicken Recipe

Apricot Orange Chicken Recipe

Lots of lip-smacking apricot flavor makes this sweet chicken stir-fry from Sharon Warner Sunday-special! “It goes together so quickly,“ she writes from Ada, Oklahoma, “and I get rave reviews whenever I serve it.“
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup 100% orange marmalade spreadable fruit
  • 1/3 cup dried apricots, cut into thirds
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring broth and rice to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; set aside. In a large nonstick skillet or wok coated with cooking spray, stir-fry chicken in hot oil for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in the marmalade, apricots, five-spice powder and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
  • 3. Stir cornstarch mixture and stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup chicken mixture with 1/2 cup rice equals 391 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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