Apricot-Orange Salsa Chicken
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 1/3 cup apricot preserves
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
- 1 cup hot cooked rice
- In a small bowl, combine the salsa, preserves and orange juice. In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, layer 1/3 cup salsa mixture and a chicken breast. Repeat layers. Top with remaining salsa.
- Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 2-1/2 to 3 hours. If desired, thicken pan juices. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup rice: 427 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 450mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.
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Feb 13, 2017
My husband and I thought this had a pretty good taste. Instead of using my slow cooker, I cooked it in the oven. I believe I set my oven to 325 and had it cook around an hour. I would make this again, but lower the oven temp and let it cook longer for a more tender chicken. I also would like to see if I could add more veggies to the dish.
Jan 2, 2014
I made this for dinner. I cooked the chicken on top of the stove with some onion, celery, garlic, seasoning salt and a little water. When the chicken was done and the water was cooked out, I added the sauce over the top. I allowed the salsa mixture to simmer with the chicken for a few minutes to infuse the flavor. I placed the chicken into a serving bowl, melted some provolone cheese on top of the chicken, and then topped the serving bowl with the salsa mixture. It was a tasty new dish!
Jul 18, 2012
I have made this twice. The first time I use the crockpot and followed the recipe exactly. The second time I just tried the chicken in a little oil and then drained and added the sauce (use about 1/8c more preserves)and it was better than the crock pot and quicker.
Mar 18, 2012
This is so good. It's now a staple at our house.
Oct 14, 2011
Good, unique flavor and extremely easy to make. Smelled great.
Jul 6, 2011
Wonderful recipe! I have made it several tiimes(tripled recipe) I use medium salsa and chicken tenders. Our company liked the recipe too. Today I used Uncle Ben's wild rice and it tasted good that way too.
Jul 6, 2011
I have made this great recipe several times! My picky husband loves it..Only changes that I have made---tripled the recipe and used medium salsa. I made it for company and they really liked it too. Today, I took a few of the leftovers out of freezer and used uncle ben's wild rice instead of white rice. Very good
Jan 24, 2011
I used jam instead of the preserves and it turned out perfectly.
Oct 24, 2010
Delicious and SO easy.
Feb 19, 2010
I LOVE this recipe! I also used apricot-pineapple preserves. A little sweet, a little spicy - and even better the next day! I will absolutely make this again.