Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

May/June 2009

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Fresh apricots, white wine, apricot preserves and tarragon combine in a quick sauce that's delicious on chicken. We pound the chicken thin so that it cooks in just a couple of minutes. Let this basic recipe inspire you to create your own variations. Try different combinations of wine (or even fruit juice with a touch of vinegar) and other fruits and preserves. Serve with: Quinoa or brown rice and sautéed spinach.

"Easy and tasty. Unfortunately could not get fresh apricots. The dried ones I used were high-quality, chewy and flavorful. Will try it with fresh apricots when I next stumble upon them but its good with the dried version too and is an...
Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

34 Reviews for Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

Just ok

This was too sweet

easy and healthy
Sooo good! Worth every effort for a yummy dinner.

These were so good. My husband (who wasn't sure what to expect when I started my diet and declared I was cooking healthy from here on out) was pleasantly surprised. I dislike the taste of cooking wine or alcohol, so I substituted apple juice with a bit of vinegar for the wine. I also did not have shallots, so I used onions. It turned out very tasty. Looking forward to making it again already. :)

A sweet-ish dish, but not overwhelmingly, GREAT for picky kids.

Sweet and Tasty :) I used canned apricots, yummy!!

Easy, quick, different and delicious

Used dried apricots (and many more than 4), but simmered in a little water first for about 5 minutes and then let them sit in the hot water until it was time to add them to the shallots and wine. Might try to brown the shallots a bit before adding the wine, but all and all this is a terrific recipe. Enjoyed the other comments, might throw in a little hot pepper jelly the next time. Will definitely make again!

Very Sweet and Sour

I had a lot of fun making this recipe. I gave it 4 stars because my partner did not enjoy it so was too sweet for his taste. He is more of a spicy dish person. But for what it was, it was really good. Quick and easy to prepare, it was a nice change from our usual chicken go-to recipe's. I might experiment next time using an apricot jalepeno jam instead of apricot preserves. I found fresh apricots okay, but I could not find apricot preserves without HFCS in it. That was disappointing. I served it with cheese risotto and steamed broccoli.

Easy to make, Quick meal, healthy from scratch, budget friendly

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