Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce Recipe

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Submitted by tomdwyeriv

Makes 4 servings



Fresh apricots, white wine, 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. Let this basic recipe inspire you to create your own variations. Try different combinations of wine (or even fruit juice with a touch of vinegar) and other fruits and preserves. Serve with: Quinoa or brown rice and sautéed spinach.

Recipe Ingredients for Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

16 oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon canola oil
3/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup g) shallot medium
4 fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
2 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/2 teaspoon dry Tarragon

Recipe Directions for Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

  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

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 225.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
12.2g
19%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Sodium
543mg
23%
Potassium
464mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
19.3g
6%
Dietary Fiber
1.0g
4%
Sugars
7.9g
Protein
34.5g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* 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
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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