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Chicken Breasts in Apricot Sauce

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Chicken Breasts in Apricot Sauce
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 8 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Italian dressing
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 1/2 lbs)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 carton (32-oz) Progresso™ beef broth (4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or water
  • 1 bag (6 oz) dried whole apricots

Directions

  • 1
    In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, place dressing. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight to marinate, turning bag once or twice.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 3
    Remove chicken from marinade; drain on paper towels to remove excess moisture. Discard marinade. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side until browned. Place chicken on foil-lined pan. Bake 15 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 3-quart nonstick saucepan, heat sugars over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in broth, ketchup, preserves, and bouillon granules. (Sugar will harden but eventually will melt again.) Cook uncovered 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sugars are melted and sauce is smooth and thoroughly heated.
  • 5
    In small bowl, mix cornstarch and wine until smooth. Add to mixture in saucepan; cook and stir until mixture is thickened. Stir in apricots and chicken. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Nutrition Information

520 Calories, 11g Total Fat, 33g Protein, 71g Total Carbohydrate, 57g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
100
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Potassium
640mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
71g
24%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
57g
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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