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Apricot Honey Chicken

Apricot Honey Chicken is a sheer delight with its sweet, fruity sauce. There's no need to heat up the oven for this flavorful entree, so you can even enjoy it during the summer…or any time of year. —Kathy Hawkins, Ingleside, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons honey


  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 7-9 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • Combine the preserves, orange juice and honey; pour over chicken. Cook for 2 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounce-weight: 243 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • astarzynski
    Jan 22, 2019

    It was Okay, My family didn't like it.

  • annie1992
    Sep 15, 2015

    My grandkids loved this, probably because it IS sweet. Of course, if you read a recipe and it says the sauce is made with honey, preserves and orange juice, all sweet ingredients, you've got to figure it's going to be sweet and not be surprised when it is. My husband added sriracha to his and declared it just right that way.

  • katlaydee3
    Jun 29, 2014

    I thought this was really good, quick and easy. I made the chicken with the potato dish on the same page which I did not really like. Next time I will serve the chicken breasts over plain white rice with broccoli or asparagus on the side.

  • theathembagrad
    Feb 4, 2014

    We marinated this overnight and this came out so good and not dry. If you have leftovers keep some of the sauce so it doesn't dry out the next time you eat it.

  • Carole Metcalfe
    Jun 29, 2013

    Quick & easy

  • AkaMize
    Jun 8, 2013

    This was disgustingly sweet. I was able to fix it (didn't want to throw it out and be wasteful). I sort of made it into a spicy apricot sauce instead. I cut up this chicken into smaller bites, added some onions and red pepper to suck some up some of the sweetness. I added some red pepper spices and a little bit of hot sauce. It was better that way, but nothing like the original recipe. I would NOT recommend this recipe at all. I don't even mind sweetness with chicken usually, but this was not edible.

  • s_pants
    Apr 13, 2013

    my kids didn't really like was OK, but they pushed aside the sauce

  • da1truphoenix
    Feb 27, 2013

    No comment left

  • LBurkey
    Jul 27, 2012

    Quick & Easy - Test chicken w/thermometer so as not to overcook.

  • kbuch
    Jul 26, 2012

    Delicious! I used 4 tablespoons apricot preserves, 2 tablespoons orange juice, only 2 teaspoons honey and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Have made it in a skillet and also in the crockpot. Doubled the sauce for the crockpot so there would be enough sauce for with rice.