Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

Seared Chicken with Apricot Sauce

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.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy Low Calorie Low Carb Low Sat Fat

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 30 min 30 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and tenders removed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 4 fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoon apricot preserves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon, or 1/2 teaspoon dried

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

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.)

Step 2

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.)

Step 3

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

  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 252
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Potassium: 444mg
  • Sodium: 517mg
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 3 lean meat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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