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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 344.4
  • Total Fat: 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 70.6 mg
  • Sodium: 201.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 30.0 g

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Low-Sodium Apricot Chicken

Submitted by: OURSUNSHINELOVE

Introduction

Easy, low-sodium recipe for the beginner cook!! Easy, low-sodium recipe for the beginner cook!!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    4 chicken breasts, cut in cubes or thin slices
    Salt and pepper
    1 large onion, chopped
    2 tablespoons cider or white wine vinegar
    12 dried pitted apricots, chopped
    2 cups chicken stock
    1 cup apricot all fruit spread or apricot preserves
    3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley, for garnish

Directions

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add oil and chicken and season with salt and pepper. Lightly brown the chicken a few minutes on each side, then add onions. Cook 5 minutes.
Add vinegar to the pan and let it evaporate. Add apricots and stock.
When stock comes to a bubble, add preserves and stir to combine.
Cover pan, reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes. Serve chicken with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SEATTLESCENTS.






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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    FABULOUS! The best recipe I've tried from SP so far, hands down! My family loved it and said it I could make every week. I didn't have dried apricots on hand so made it with just the apricot preserves and it was fine. I served it with a tossed salad and brown rice. What an easy, tasty meal! - 8/27/08

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    You can cut the calories back by using smackers diet apricots jam plus low sodium chicken stock - 4/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Awesome taste! I fixed this for my best friend & I today while I was visitng. I have to agree that it's the best recipe I've tried yet that I found here on SparkRecipes! I'll be making this at home soon for my family & know it's going to be a major hit there, too! - 5/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm looking for low sodium recipes for my mother who has congenital heart failure. She will love this. - 2/5/09

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    this was awesome. i used mandarin oranges and orange marmalade. I used lower sodium stock. Even my teenagers loved it. I will definitely make this again. - 9/2/08

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  • 6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    It is a fantastic recipe I've been making a few years now. My son and I watched Rachael Ray make it on her show while I was recovering from surgery and we tried it right away. It's a family favorite. - 4/28/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor. Nice change. Used a low sodium,low fat broth. I served it on a bed of baby spinach. Everyone in the family liked it. - 4/30/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight & added toasted almonds - we loved it! Served over brown rice. - 2/9/09

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  • O.K.
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I think this is a lot of calories. See the 8 servings for 344 calories in four chicken breasts. Most would eat one chicken breast, which would be 700 calories (without rice or anything else). - 4/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Next time, pork loin, low-sugar orange marmalade, mandarine oranges or clementines, and chocolate vinegar - 4/28/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Isn't this Rachel Ray's Recipe?! If you use low-sodium broth or even homemade, it cuts the sodium even more. Great with brown rice! - 6/17/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    As good as this is, I thought the amount of liquid was too watery and abundant to serve over rice. I added 10 more minutes of cooking time and boiled on med-low uncovered to evaporate some of the water but intensify and thicken to a sauce. FABULOUS!! Served over wild rice. - 6/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Served it over CousCous, and with a side of steamed broccoli. Loved the change in the type of meal. - 6/11/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was a hit in my family served with steamed broccoli and brown rice. I will make it again, but I will use less broth so that it will thicken a little more - 8/26/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I loved the taste - balsamic vinegar adds additional flavour, great suggestion, Cjegger! - 6/19/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    made this tonight for dinner, good , but not great! added a little ginger and garlic which helped,but needs something to give it a little kick! Next time I'll add a little hot sauce and less broth as there was a lot of liquid. will make again, but will play around with the ingredients . thanks - 4/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is such a great recipe. This is the second fruit with meat entree I have found on this site. I have been so missing salt and herbs are not my thing, I am learning to use them more. Eating fruit is really exciting. Pineapples with pork , Apricots and chicken. DH and I love these combos. - 4/28/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really great. Will be fixing it again very soon. - 5/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will be making this for sure! - 4/28/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This would be great and is just the extra kick of sweet I need during that fun week without sacrificing my calories - 4/28/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    GREAT - 4/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious.....I use sugar-free fruit spread or preserves. - 4/28/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious! I used sugar free preserves but only had chicken flavored boullion powder on hand. Sodium was higher, but we all loved it! Definatley adding to my arsenal! - 4/14/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty! Thank you for sharing. - 3/11/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was really good, fast and easy. i'm a terrible cook, and my husband said this one was good enough to serve to company. that's really saying something around here. - 2/15/10

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