Desert Oasis Chicken Recipe
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Desert Oasis Chicken Recipe

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Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook quickly and pair nicely with sweet and spicy ingredients like these. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup canned apricot halves, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried tropical fruit
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast with 1/4 cup apricot mixture equals 288 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. Flatten chicken slightly; rub with oil. Combine the salt, pepper flakes, cumin and cinnamon. Sprinkle over chicken.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken on both sides. Add the apricots, tropical fruit, water and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170°. Garnish with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Desert Oasis Chicken in Simple & Delicious February/March 2012, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast with 1/4 cup apricot mixture equals 288 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

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. 11, 2014

"Very easy and delicious! Great with rice, even fried rice and a green vegetable like Zucchini."

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