The perfect recipes are quick, easy, and delicious – and this chicken recipe is all three! One of the wonders of this recipe is that it has an amazing sauce – a perfect combination of sweet and savory. It’s easy to make and doesn’t have tons of calories, thus making this a healthy chicken recipe, as well.
Braising the chicken first not only cuts down on the cooking time, but tenderizes it and enhances the flavor. Braising is simply cooking it in oil briefly on both sides prior to adding a liquid. Make sure that your oil is hot (but not smoking) prior to adding the chicken – hot oil will cook it without being absorbed into it; this cuts the calories and adds crispiness to the texture.
This chicken recipe calls for apricot preserves; since this is a wonderful additive for many recipes, you may want to keep some on hand. If you don’t have any apricot preserves, orange marmalade is a great substitute.
An easy side dish to this recipe is rice. Serve a scoop of rice with a piece of chicken over it, spoon the sauce over all, and enjoy!
Apricot Glazed Chicken Recipe
Ingredients for Apricot Glazed Chicken:
- 6 chicken breasts, skinless, boneless, and cut in half
- Olive oil
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 ½ cup apricot preserves (in a pinch, use orange marmalade)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
Directions for making Apricot Glazed Chicken:
Pour enough olive oil in a large skillet to coat the bottom and sides. Put the flour in a plastic bag and shake each piece of chicken in it separately, so that it coats it well. Once the oil is hot (but not smoking), place the chicken in a single layer in the skillet. Over medium heat, cook the chicken on one side for 5 minutes, then flip to the other side and cook for 5 more minutes.
In a bowl, mix together the apricot preserves and soy sauce. Stir together the water and cornstarch, then add it to the apricot mixture. Pour it over the chicken, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Uncover and turn chicken over so that the sauce coats both sides.
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