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Quick Apricot Chicken


  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth or sherry
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews
  • Hot cooked rice


  • 1. In a large resealable, combine the first seven ingredients; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat. Transfer to a shallow microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stirring once.
  • 2. Add green pepper and cashews. Cover and microwave on high for 2-4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring once. Let stand for 3 minutes. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 391 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 673mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.


Average Rating: 4.652173
  • jeanemed
    Sep 20, 2017

    It's fast, and quite good. Not the best, but for the short time involved, it's worth making, tasty. I needed to get dinner ready in 15 minutes last night. I was able to make the rice and the main course in that time. I added onions and peppers. I also added more cashews and regular soy sauce. I rinsed the nuts because I thought they might be too salty, but I won't rinse them in the future. It wasn't too salty.

  • katlaydee3
    Sep 11, 2017

    I was somewhat disappointed in this recipe because there were so many positive reviews. I found it to be overly sweet but definitely edible. I am keeping the leftovers to see if I can tweek them a little tomorrow.

  • homemadewithlove
    Mar 26, 2016

    Quick dinner - tasty sauce.

  • HDMom08
    Dec 31, 1969

    Great quick recipee

  • sjtvice
    May 21, 2013

    Excellent and super easy

  • n_e
    Mar 27, 2013


  • dnaheish
    Mar 13, 2012

    Easy, great flavor, and a hit with the hubby and kids. Definitely a keeper!

  • Annie216
    Feb 10, 2012

    I didn't have apricot jam and tried a different flavor. It was good but I imagine it would taste great if I stuck with the original recipe.

  • Elizabeth0085
    Apr 14, 2011

    My husband and I really enjoy this recipe!I have even made it for company and recieved many requests to make it again. Its very easy- don't leave out the cashews, they make a great addition to the recipe!

  • Hannah0418
    Feb 24, 2011

    i followed recipe with ingredients - but cooked on stovetop instead of microwave. i thought it was just average - nothing special.

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