Apricot Ginger Chicken Breasts
With just a few ingredients you can create a special chicken dinner. Serve this with rice and a stir-fried vegetable.
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
OccasionCasual Dinner Party
Recipe Coursemain course
Dietary Considerationmain course
Taste and Texturefruity, juicy, meaty, savory, spiced, umami
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ½ cup apricot preserves
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
Trim chicken and pound to an even ½-inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook 2 minutes per side.
Stir together the apricot preserves, soy sauce and ginger. Pour over the chicken and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through, turning over once to coat with sauce. Drizzle with sesame oil. Serve sprinkled with green onions.
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