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Almond Chicken with Apricot Sauce Recipe

Almond Chicken with Apricot Sauce Recipe

With its fruity, slightly sweet sauce, this tender chicken entree is full of flavor, not fat. "When my children were all at home, they would rate a new recipe on the salce of 1 to 10. This is one of the 10's." —Erma Yoder, Millersburg, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients; transfer 1/2 cup to a serving bowl and set aside. Dip chicken in remaining apricot mixture. Place in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Sprinkle almonds over chicken; drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Serve with reserved apricot sauce. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 361 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 99mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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SandiMax User ID: 5530440 156013
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"Super delicious and super easy! My family loves this dish and requests it often. This is a definite keeper!"

scubacas User ID: 5298067 85485
Reviewed May. 31, 2013

"This was sensational...super easy to's 9p+ on weight watchers but I think you could bring it down a bit if you chose smaller breasts. I really enjoyed this great flavor I will be making this again!"

howdu User ID: 1170706 69761
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Delicious! I made a stove-top version. Used thin-sliced boneless chicken breasts. Stirred together the sauce ingredients, using instant minced onion stirred into the sauce. Set that aside and melted 1 tblsp butter in nonstick skillet; browned the chicken breasts, then poured the sauce over them. Simmered them briefly, covered, till done. Removed them from the sauce and boiled the sauce in the skillet till slightly reduced; poured the sauce over the breasts and sprinkled with toasted sliced almonds. Only thing I might do differently is to add red pepper flakes. Thanks for a marvelous recipel"

tingerwink User ID: 6611069 158663
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"Everyone loved it!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 158339
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Wonderful says it all."

angcy User ID: 1160970 137545
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"easy to make and it is delicious."

raceywlf User ID: 3872239 141115
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"I was very surprised how fast this went together, great for anyone that is in a hurry, loved the flavor and will definitely do it again, 'thanks for the wonderful simple recipe. Try it, you won't be sorry."

laurij99 User ID: 2127002 137543
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"Delicious and pretty easy to make."

5493 User ID: 1727685 85484
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Made this last night with peaches instead of apricot and it was fantastic. Great for company as it's easy but tastes fantastic."

LizWyckoff User ID: 5072977 78789
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"Very good, myself and my picky husband both loved it!"

dae3 User ID: 3420648 158300
Reviewed May. 3, 2010

"easy. Great taste. I used my mom's homemade apricot jelly/preserves and it was great."

Laura.Farnell User ID: 3364390 158662
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2010

"easy to make, flavorful, and healthy! Have made this several times and love it!"

debwebx User ID: 1722614 158660
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"My husband said "It's a keeper"!"

smg513 User ID: 2711436 155022
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"Very tasty. I let it marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Moist and flavorful."

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 85756
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2009

"This is SUCH a delicious dish! Thank you for sharing!"

scarlet286 User ID: 1078473 155020
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2008

"I was skepitcal because of the apricot fruit. I love apricots but didn't think it'd go well as a main dish. I LOVE this recipe, and the sauce is fantastic! I'm so glad I decided to try it."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 141114
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2008

"I was afraid that this would be too sweet -- we were pleasantly surprised that it was not. Very easy to preepare and attractive to serve."

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