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Chipotle Apricot Chicken Recipe

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From Eagle, Idaho, Trisha Kruse writes, “Although chipotle peppers may be unfamiliar to some home cooks, they're worth exploring! Their warm, smoky flavor really complements the apricots in this main course for an absolutely wonderful meal.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 fresh apricots, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 312 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 5 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter on both sides. Combine the apricots, broth, preserves, chipotle pepper and salt; pour over chicken.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170° and sauce is thickened. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chipotle Apricot Chicken in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p27

Light-Bodied White Wine

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


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jmkasprak 96294
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

"Since I didn't have fresh apricots, I soaked some dried apricots in the chicken broth. For such a simple recipe, it sure packs a lot of flavor. I made the mistake of walking away from the stove too long and my sauce over-reduced. I just added a little white wine and still had a successful dinner."

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queenzookie 151935
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2011

"Wow, this is really good. It's not as spicy as you might think; the sweet jam balances the hot chipotles. I think it would be fine to omit the apricots if you don't have them, or to use peach jam. Green peppers might be good with this too."

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phxcyot 78432
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2009

"I make this all of the time now! I add green onions and use splenda smuckers preserves. I omit the fresh apricots when not in season but it is still wonderful!"

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kaupdo1 152290
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"This is wonderful. Everyone loves it. The leftovers make a great chicken salad.

Kaupdo"

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Red Molly 165839
Reviewed May. 1, 2008

"Delicious! The heat level is just right (my seven- and nine-year-old sons agree) and the apricots provide a perfect complement of sweetness. A favorite for our whole family."

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