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Dinner doesn't get much easier than this eight-ingredient, one-pan dish. The secret is jarred apricot preserves; much more than a spread for toast, it balances the earthy sage and pungent mustard in the pan sauce and gives everything a glossy coat. You can also thin the preserves in a small saucepan over medium heat and brush over roasted pork tenderloin, salmon fillets, or a rustic apple tart. A little butter stirred in at the end adds body to the sauce.

Julia Levy
This Story Originally Appeared On cookinglight.com

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prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken thigh, 1/2 cup carrots, and 3 Tbsp. sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 min- utes per side or until browned (chicken will not be cooked through). Remove chicken from pan (do not wipe out pan).

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  • Combine stock, apricot preserves, and mustard in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add carrots, 1 tablespoon sage, and garlic to pan; sauté 4 minutes. Add apricot mixture and chicken to pan; reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove pan from heat. Place chicken and carrots on a platter. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and butter to pan, swirling until butter melts. Spoon pan sauce over chicken; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sage.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 5g; protein 24g; fiber 3g; sugars 13g; added sugar 5g; sodium 642mg.
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