Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast
I like chicken breast and when I eat meat this is what I usually have if I’m not having fish; however chicken can get boring unless you dress it up a little.
an apricot glaze can turn plain old chicken into a gourmet feast. Here’s how…
APRICOT GLAZED CHICKEN BREAST
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Lightly butter roasting pan
Wash and pat dry 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper and place flat in roasting pan and bake for
15 minutes covered…remove from oven
While chicken is in oven
Blanch, peel and pit 4 fresh apricots and puree them in your food processor or mash fine
In a bowl combine
1/2 cup apricot preserve
1/4 cup butter melted
The pureed apricots
Juice of one lime
2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley
2 Tbsp. ginger honey
2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1/4 cup apricot juice (I have used orange and it works well)
Beat briskly until thoroughly blended
Spread apricot mixture over chicken and cover and return to oven.
Bake 10-12 more minutes. Remove cover and bake 10-12 more minutes
or until done…thickest part of chicken should be 160 degrees and fork tender.
Remove from oven and cool for about 7 min. before serving. Serve on a layer of
Bib lettuce and baby spinach greens with a dab of sour cream on the side topped
with finely chopped fresh apricot and a light sprinkle of finely chopped walnuts.