Baked Apricot Chicken

Baked Apricot Chicken recipe

You can easily master this baked apricot chicken recipe, which is a quick weeknight meal. The chicken comes out moist and delicious, and the apricots add an elegant flair. Aviva Goldfarb of The Six O'Clock Scramble shares this recipe. See the full post at Kitchen Explorers.

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ - 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves or jam
  • 1/2 lemon juice only, (about 2 Tbsp).
  • 2 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 dried apricots coarsely chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lay the chicken flat in an oven-safe dish with sides that is just large enough to hold it in a single layer.
  2. In a large measuring cup or medium bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients except the dried apricots.  Pour the mixture over the chicken.  Top it with the apricots.
  3. Bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes until it is just cooked through (chicken should no longer be pink in the middle of the thickest part), or marinate it in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 24 hours before baking it.  Alternately, you can freeze it for up to 3 months.
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