Sunny Chicken 'N' Rice Recipe
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Sunny Chicken 'N' Rice Recipe

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A sweet and spicy apricot sauce gives lots of flavor to the tender chicken in this dish from Diana Duda of Glenwood, Illinois. "It's especially fast because it's made with instant rice," she notes. "Serve it with crusty bread, fresh fruit and a green salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 323 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.


  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the orange juice, preserves, allspice, salt, pepper and ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until preserves begin to melt; stir to blend.
  2. Place the rice in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; arrange chicken on top. Pour sauce over chicken and rice. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  3. Cover and microwave at 80% power for 11-15 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and the rice is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Sunny Chicken 'N' Rice in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p51

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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amk4985 User ID: 5118881 33465
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"easy to make and a way to spice up my family's typical chicken recipe! will share with others!"

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