Desert Oasis Chicken

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook quickly and pair nicely with sweet and spicy ingredients like these. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
Desert Oasis Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup canned apricot halves, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried tropical fruit
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Mix first four ingredients. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to flatten slightly. Rub with oil; sprinkle with seasonings.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chicken on both sides. Add apricots, tropical fruit, water and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5-6 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast with 1/4 cup apricot mixture: 288 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.