Save on Pinterest

Apricot-Lemon Chicken

Chicken spread with an apricot and lemon sauce is elegant enough for company and a snap to make. I got this recipe in college and have used it to woo my friends and family ever since. It is very healthy as well, so it is something I can add to my regular menu rotation. —Kendra Doss, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/3 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. Combine the curry powder, salt and pepper; sprinkle over chicken.
  • In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Remove to a serving plate; keep warm.
  • Add the spreadable fruit, water and lemon juice to the pan; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until syrupy. Serve over chicken; sprinkle with lemon zest.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken breast half with 1 tablespoon sauce: 261 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 377mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Recommended Video

Reviews

Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • tastyccokk
    Mar 5, 2019

    Made it tonight for the first time but it will not be the last. Very easy to put together. Cooking for just the 2 of us, I used just 2 chicken breast halves but used the full amount of sauce which I also put it over the rice ??

  • PrincessNibbles
    Oct 27, 2012

    This is a very easy recipe that tastes fancy. We eat it a lot at our house. Be sure to get the apricot fruit, not the jam.