I've made this twice. Love those apricots! Tonight I used frozen leaf spinach and served with whole wheat couscous.
Chicken Tenders with Apricots and Sautéed Spinach
Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
This dish brings out the delicious fruity flavors of apricots-- in summertime, try substituting fresh peaches as well.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 4 ounces chicken, 3 apricot halves, and about 1/3 cup spinach)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 432
- Calories from fat: 18%
- Fat: 8.8g
- Saturated fat: 1.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 5g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
- Protein: 46.2g
- Carbohydrate: 41.8g
- Fiber: 5g
- Cholesterol: 99mg
- Iron: 4.6mg
- Sodium: 819mg
- Calcium: 131mg
- 5 teaspoons olive oil, divided
- 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 (16-ounce) can apricot halves in light syrup, undrained
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (10-ounce) package fresh spinach
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Place chicken and breadcrumbs in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and shake to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done.
- Drain apricots in a colander over a bowl; reserve 1/2 cup liquid. Add apricot halves and 1/2 cup reserved liquid to pan; cover and cook 3 minutes or until the chicken is done. Remove chicken mixture from pan; keep warm.
- Wipe pan with a paper towel. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and spinach; cook 3 minutes or until the spinach is slightly wilted. Serve spinach with chicken and apricots.
Tip: Serve over couscous or rice.
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