Apricot-Lemon Chicken

Photo: Oxmoor House

Start with an apricot fruit spread to concoct a sauce that transforms simply prepared chicken breasts into this elegant dish.

 

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half and about 1 1/2 tablespoons apricot-lemon sauce)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 245
  • Calories from fat: 8%
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 39.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 14.5g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 402mg
  • Calcium: 24mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; rub mixture over chicken.
  2. 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. 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.
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