Apricot Glazed Chicken

Here's a new way to enjoy fresh apricots for dinner this spring! Serve this chicken with a whole grain of your choice and an arugula side salad for a complete seasonal meal.

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast

  • Calories 200
  • Carbohydrate 11 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Fat 5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.1 g
  • Sugars 6 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Sodium 60 mg
  • Potassium 330 mg

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil
4 fresh apricots, pitted and cut into quarters
1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
4 (4-oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, heat 2 tsp oil over medium heat. Add the apricots, cut side down, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn the apricots and cook for 1 minute longer. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan add the apricot preserves, balsamic vinegar and pepper and bring to a low boil; simmer 3 minutes or until mixture has a glaze-like consistency. Add apricots to the mixture.
  3. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in dish and bake 30 minute. Pour remaining glaze over chicken.

Make It Gluten-Free: Confirm apricot preserves are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 3 Lean Protein

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