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Apricot-Orange Salsa Chicken Recipe

Apricot-Orange Salsa Chicken Recipe

This easy entree is just five ingredients away! Sweet oranges and apricots blend perfectly with zippy salsa in this dish from LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma. Keep the heat to your liking with mild, medium or hot salsa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 cup hot cooked rice

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, preserves and orange juice. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, layer 1/3 cup salsa mixture and a chicken breast. Repeat layers. Top with remaining salsa.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until chicken is tender. If desired, thicken pan juices. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup sauce and 1/2 cup rice equals 427 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 450 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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