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Apricot-Lemon Chicken

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 4 mins
Cook time 14 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot-lemon sauce)
Start with an apricot fruit spread to concoct a sauce that transforms simply prepared chicken breasts into this elegant dish. 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup apricot spread (such as Polaner All Fruit)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind

Nutrition Information

  • calories 245
  • caloriesfromfat 8 %
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.5 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 39.4 g
  • carbohydrate 14.5 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 402 mg
  • calcium 24 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; rub mixture over chicken.

  2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Cook chicken 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan, and keep warm.

  3. Add apricot spread, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons water to pan, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium heat 1 minute. Spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with lemon rind.

Cook's Notes

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