Apricot Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Apricot Chicken Breasts Recipe
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Apricot Chicken Breasts Recipe

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Canned apricots add color and nutrition to this delicious sauce served over chicken breasts.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (15 ounces) apricot halves
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
Drain apricots, reserving juice. Cut apricots into 1/2-in. slices; set aside. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in preserves and vinegar until combined; pour into skillet.
Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add apricots and chicken; heat through. Sprinkle with onions. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Apricot Chicken in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p87

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 324 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can (15 ounces) apricot halves
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Drain apricots, reserving juice. Cut apricots into 1/2-in. slices; set aside. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in preserves and vinegar until combined; pour into skillet.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add apricots and chicken; heat through. Sprinkle with onions. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Apricot Chicken in Weeknight Cooking Made Easy Annual 2005, p87

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caree929 User ID: 3830950 136033
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"The vinegar added a sourness to the sauce and did seem to offset the sweetness of the apricots somewhat. This was super easy to put together and even my toddler seemed to like it!"

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