Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
4 Mins
Cook Time
14 Mins
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.


How to Make It

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


March 17, 2015
Excellent and easy to prepare

rayraex's Review

September 03, 2014
Awesome and easy to make! I didn't have curry powder so I used 1/2 tsp red chili powder and 1/2 tsp cumin and it turned out well. The chicken had a great blend of just a little bit of spice, sweet, and sour. My husband loved it too! Definite keeper!

littlechef1's Review

October 05, 2013

vlivengood's Review

May 15, 2013
AWESOME! Tasted like a fine dining orange chicken, I served with Jasmine rice with with scallions in it and bagged broccoli slaw on top of the rice with the chicken on top........ Sooooooooo easy and very impressive. Husband LOVED it, I will definitely make this a lot more and try with variations on the sauces.............

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

piemaker1001's Review

March 19, 2013
Loved! And so easy to make. A friend and I made it with the lemon mint salad for a "Girl's Night In" dinner. The curry powder added an unexpected spice element and kept it from being too sweet. Unfortunately, one of my family members is a pescetarian, so I won't be able to make it at home, but I might try substituting tofu steaks for the chicken.

Peggspark's Review

February 07, 2013
This is an easy, no fuss recipe that was just wonderful! So easy to make, it will be in my regular rotation. My husband ate it up!

catsnferret's Review

February 05, 2013
I fixed this for family on vacation and increased it by half. Otherwise, the only changes I made were that I used just a small pinch of salt in the rub, rather than what is listed and substituted Polaner All-fruit Peach preserves for the apricot, because the store didn't carry the apricot. Six people devoured all the chicken and wished for more. It was so good with the peach preserves, that I doubt I will ever use the apricot. This recipe would work well for pork, too.

MoniqueR83's Review

November 14, 2012
This was easy to prepare and relatively cheap. I substituted the apricot spread for the mango chutney i had on hand. It was a fair swap and the recipe was great. I enjoyed it with a quinoa, feta and basil salad.

ninjakiwi's Review

June 11, 2012