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Apricot Chicken Bake

This is one of my original recipes, but I've made it so long that it's an "old favorite" for my family! I always try to include a variety of ingredients to give my recipes a unique touch. The combination in this dish is quite unusual, and people always want to know what's in it.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 whole chicken breasts, halved, skinned and boned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • Cooked egg noodles


  • In a skillet, saute chicken in butter until browned. Remove chicken. Cook onion and green pepper in drippings until soft. Add flour, paprika, salt and pepper; stir until well blended. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring until smooth and thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream, lemon zest and apricots. Arrange chicken in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Place hot noodles in a serving dish. Arrange chicken over noodles. Top all with sauce.

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  • KScales
    Jun 7, 2011

    We apologize for the error, but the amount of chicken broth was accidentally omitted from this recipe. The correct amount is 2 cups. It will be posted to the recipe soon.Taste of Home Test Kitchen

  • himmom
    Oct 3, 2010

    I found this recipe in TOH's book, "Low-Fat Country Cooking." As printed in the book, the recipe calls for 2 cups of low-sodium chicken broth. Apparently this information was omitted from the online recipe.

  • anneds65
    Sep 15, 2010

    Very bitter !! Too much paprika. Can't taste the apricots. Says to add broth but never says how much. Will never make again !!

  • hexigone
    Mar 28, 2008

    Recipe says to gradually add chicken broth but there is no chicken broth listed in the ingredients!!!