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
"Quick dinner - tasty sauce."
"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.