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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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chicken breasts between 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Pound with a rolling pin, meat mallet or heavy skillet until flattened to an even thickness, about 1/2 inch. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place flour in a shallow dish. Dredge the chicken in the flour, shaking off excess. (Discard any leftover flour.)

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm. (If necessary, cook the chicken in two batches with an additional 1 tablespoon oil.)

  • Off the heat, add wine and shallot to the pan. Return to medium heat and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, about 3 minutes. Add apricots and cook until the fruit begins to break down, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in preserves, tarragon and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Return the chicken to the pan and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 33.5g; carbohydrates 18.4g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 8.1g; fat 7.5g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 103.5mg; vitamin a iu 796.7IU; vitamin c 4.8mg; folate 40.9mcg; calcium 23.2mg; iron 1.3mg; magnesium 51.5mg; potassium 634.7mg; sodium 507.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 4g.

1 fruit, 3 lean meat

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