Quick Apricot Chicken Recipe
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chicken broth or sherry
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup salted cashews
- Hot cooked rice
- 1. In a large resealable, combine the first seven ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Transfer to a shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring once.
- 2. Add green pepper and cashews. Cover and microwave on high for 2-4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring once. Let stand for 3 minutes. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
1 cup: 391 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 673mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.
Reviews for Quick Apricot Chicken
"Great quick recipee"
"Excellent and super easy"
"Easy, great flavor, and a hit with the hubby and kids. Definitely a keeper!"
"I didn't have apricot jam and tried a different flavor. It was good but I imagine it would taste great if I stuck with the original recipe."
"My husband and I really enjoy this recipe!I have even made it for company and recieved many requests to make it again. Its very easy- don't leave out the cashews, they make a great addition to the recipe!"
"i followed recipe with ingredients - but cooked on stovetop instead of microwave. i thought it was just average - nothing special."
"My husband and I love this recipe. We also doubled the sauce, added broccoli & pineapple, and served it over rice. The two of us devoured the entire thing in one seating. Can't wait to make it again!"
"I didn't change a thing. This is simply delicious"
"We love this recipe. It's ready in no time and it's delicious."
"Definitely delicious and tastes like it came from a Chinese restaurant! I agree with the other posts, next time I'm going to add some vegetables."
"I'm so glad I read the reviews before I made this. I also doubled the sauce and added broccoli and fresh mushrooms. Fantastic! I think next time I will try adding some hot chili oil to kick it up a notch."
"This was delicious!!! My whole family loved it!! I doubled the sauce, added some chopped celery and cooked it on the stove rather than in the microwave. This one is a keeper!"
"When "hot cooked rice" is in the ingredients list, is that included in the nutrition information?"
"My husband and I love this ultra quick meal. I used sliced almonds (the kind you put in salads). Quite yummy!"
"We love this. I prefer to fix it on the stove, like a stir-fry, and make extra sauce. I also substitute pineapple for the cashews. quick and delicious! "
"Love this recipe!!! I cook it almost once a week. My husband can't get enough of it."
"I've never cooked chicken in the microwave before, but this turned out great. I increased the soy sauce to 1/4 cup, added about 2 cups of fresh broccoli florets, and increased the cooking time by 1 minute at the end. It turned out great, and was delicious served over jasmine rice."
"My husband and I are looking forward to this wonderful-sounding recipe tonight! I plan to triple the sauce, as well, as we, too, like lots of soy.CG AndersonNorthern California"
"I would definitely recommend this one. I doubled the sauce and added broccoli and carrots."
"So yummy! I'm a big fan of Chinese food and this was much better than any takeout. I will absolutely double the recipe next time, perhaps tripling the sauce. We added soy sauce for the "something missing". Absolute perfection!"
"This is one of my family's very faavorite dishes! I signed up to comment today just so I could rave about this recipe. I ALWAYS double the sauce, it is so yummy! And I just can't bring myself to microwave the chicken, so I sautee is ahead of time. I double up on the cashews as well. And if I want to be very healthy, I serve it over brown rice instead of white. I can't say enough good things about this delicious recipe!!! YUMMY! Stefani, Canby, Oregon"
"I made this today using the basic recipe and must admit it seemed to be missing something. I will try adding some of the other incredients noted in the comments above (I love pineapple and broccoli). On a positive note it was easy to make. Not being a regular microwave user, I was pleasantly surprised with how moist the chicken was."
"Made it for my husband, 5 and 7 year old and it was a huge hit. My 5 year old kept asking for the "sauce" to put on the rice in a second helping. Husband took the leftovers to work and said it was just as great the next day and the 7 year old said I could make it anytime again, how about tomorrow?"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.