Apricot Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Apricot Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Apricot Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bev815

Makes 2 servings



Fresh or dried apricots, apple juice, apricot preserves and tarragon combine in a quick sauce that's delicious on chicken. We pound the chicken thin so that it cooks in just a couple of minutes. Serve with: Quinoa or brown rice and sautéed spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for Apricot Chicken

5 oz. chicken breasts, boneless, skinless , trimmed and tenders removed
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
3/8 cup apple juice
2 tsp. vinegar
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
1 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon

Recipe Directions for Apricot Chicken

  1. Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a rolling pin, meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, about 1/2 inch. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off excess. (Discard any leftover flour.)

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm. (If necessary, cook the chicken in two batches with an additional 1-tablespoon oil.)

  3. Off the heat, add wine and shallot to the pan. Return to medium heat and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Add apricots and cook until the fruit begins to break down, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in preserves, tarragon and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Return the chicken to the pan and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 194.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
263
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
63mg
21%
Sodium
506mg
21%
Potassium
363mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
23.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
13.3g
Protein
22.1g
Vitamin A 15% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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