Low-Sodium Apricot Chicken

Low-Sodium Apricot Chicken

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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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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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty and moist. My husband and I enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to the leftovers. - 12/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delish!!!! I made it last night for dinner, and it was wonderful! The only change I made was to not put in so much onion... only did half of one instead of a whole one. To make it more likely for the kids to eat! I will definitely want to make it again soon! - 8/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tried it tonight and we all liked it...not a bite left. It's definately a keeper.
    I did reduce the liquild a bit before serving. Otherwise INCREDIBLE
    - 6/26/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not too sweet.Great tasting for a nice change of pace. - 6/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Oh yeah, this sounds good and I am going to make it tonight for supper. Thanx for the recipe. - 6/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Outstanding recipe and a keeper. - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good. I love apricots and chicken is about all I can eat. I like the lower sodium, I don't use salt anymore. Could this be made in a crockpot? - 8/25/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Really, really good! It is hard to find low sodium recipes so this was a treat. I used water instead of chicken stock because I only had high-sodium broth. Flavor was good, nice combo of textures and tastes. My hubby hates chicken but he liked this! - 8/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good. Just loved it. Will make it again soon. - 9/22/18

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  • tasty - 8/21/18

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  • Incredible!
    my family loved this, especially my husband. Made it over couscus, delicious!! - 9/9/12

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  • Good
    Way too sweet-I would seriously cut back on the preserves.
    I would encourage anyone on a low sodium diet to calculate the sodium for yourselves-I don't think 200mg sounds right, especially when the recipe calls for added salt beyond what's in the broth.
    - 6/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    This is hands down the best low sodium meal I've made so far.

    I followed the recipe exactly and then used a slotted spoon to lift out the onion and chopped apricots. Served it with 60sixty recipe for Garlic Spiked Broccoli with Cranberries also a SP low sodium recipe. Husband best meal ever.
    - 5/15/12

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  • Incredible!
    This was awesome! Served with a baked potato and cauliflower. Yum! - 3/6/12

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  • Good
    I tried the idea offered by Butterflibaby72--fresh mandarin oranges with orange marmalade instead of dried apricots and preserves. I also used green onions in place of regular, and stirred in a tsp of corn starch to thicken the sauce a bit at the end. Nice! - 7/23/11

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  • Good
    This was good, though I had a hard time getting my kids to eat it. If it doesn't look like a chicken breast sitting on their plate, its "yucky" lol. But, once they tasted it- they liked it! Thanks! - 7/12/11

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  • Very Good
    This was AWESOME! It was a little bit sweet and I had a bit of extra sauce swimming around so I definitely suggest serving it over some kind of grain, like brown rice, to absorb some of that super sweet flavour filled sauce! :) Thanks for the recipe, Ill definitely be using it again! - 5/25/11

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  • Very Good
    great - 8/10/10

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  • I liked it better the second day . Will definitely make it again. - 8/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    Loved it! I used about half of the preserves and chicken broth and the chicken came out moist and very sweet. It was easy to make and so tasty! I also added a little bit of soy sauce (maybe 1tbsp) and some red pepper flakes for kick. Will definitely make again and again. - 7/27/10

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  • This sounds absolutely delicious, but is a tad high in calories for one-half of a chicken breast. I'm going to have to try it some time for a special occasion just because it sounds so good. - 7/23/10

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  • Very easy and very tasty. Though 1/2 cup of apricot preserves is plenty. - 7/17/10

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  • Very Good
    We love this recipe so much that I actually do it in the crock pot. I doubled the chicken, used sugar-free preserves and keept everything else the same. Served with a salad and brown rice, it is wonderful. Plus, you get awesome leftovers! - 6/28/10

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  • yummy - 6/25/10

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  • sounds delicious! will give it a try. - 6/20/10

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  • Add some cooked chickpeas to the recipe and serve with couscous for a liberty-taking version of tajine. Dried prunes are another addition. Would work well with quinoa instead of couscous. (I'd be likely to skip the preserves, or at least use 1/4 cup.) - 6/19/10

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  • Sounds really good. - 5/2/10

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  • Incredible!
    used what I had in pantry...1/4 low sugar apricot preserves, 1/2 cup dried cranberries, and 2 cups low sodium beef broth. Put over Quinoa, with a side of blanched asparagus. YUMMO. - 4/30/10

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  • Incredible!
    Yum! My son and I are making this dish right now, and we have taste tested some of the sauce. We did add a teaspoon of soy sauce and half tsp of oriental hot sauce. Now it tastes like a good chinese dish. We also served over pasta instead of rice. Yummo! This is definitely a keeper. - 4/29/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have never tried ths, it looks interesting. - 4/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try the recipe out on Sunday. - 4/28/10

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  • very good this will go to my favorites large family and all liked this - 4/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A recipe to definitely try. I have all the ingredients on hand so this may be tonight's meal. Was wondering what I was going to make! Now, wild rice or brown rice? Hmm.... - 4/28/10

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  • sounds like it will be very good - 4/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! I wonder -- how do the husbands like it?? - 4/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am definitely trying this one out this weekend. Olive Garden serves an Apricot Chicken dish and my best friend raves about it but I just know it has more calories & fat than this version. Can't wait to try it out. - 4/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful-and I just bought apricots - 4/28/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try this soon - 8/12/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good but need to gather some ingredients before trying. Sounds quick and easy too! - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made something like this without the vinegar and adding canned apricots instead of the preserves & dried - it was very good - I will try this variation with the balsamic vinegar I think - thanks - 6/19/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good. I will be trying it soon. I will use sugar free preserves to help cut the calories.



    - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definately try this one....so many great ratings. I will try it with the sugar fee and not tell the family. (they'll never know) - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds terrific; I bought the chicken and apricots today and plan to serve this on Sunday. - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Haven't tried it yet but it sounds awesome. I love chicken prepared with fruit, and even better when it is healthy. Will do some shopping and get ingredients to make this, real soon! - 6/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We made this tonight and loved it. We used E.D. Smith Triple fruits Apricot with Peach & Passion fruit jam. I cut the amount of chicken stock down to 1 Cup and the jam down to 1/2 Cup - It is delicious. Will make this again. - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds absolutely delicious. Going to try it this weekend. Thanks for sharing with us. - 6/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds delicious, definitely want to try this one - 6/19/09

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  • Not bad, but I don't see why apricot jam is used - the dish is moist enough without. - 6/19/09

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  • Found this and made it tonight for a husband who doesn't like chicken. No problem...he ate it and no left overs. I loved the mild sweet/soar flavor and it is great with rice. - 4/29/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious. I am definetely going to try it! - 4/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this. it sounds yummy. I will probably add slivered almonds, & serve over rice. - 4/29/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful, I will try. - 4/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    yummmy sure will make again - 4/28/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds great - 4/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great!!! ---Have pan---Will try!! - 4/28/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I plan to use this one. Just what I've been looking for. Keep the low sodium/good flavor recipes coming. - 4/28/09

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  • Hurray for a tasty and low sodium recipe! - 4/28/09

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  • Liked it a lot, even husband said was good. Did not have preserves, so I used Peach jelly and turned out as well. - 8/25/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great and delicious, I love apircots & chicken. It is so wonderful to find a recipe that is low in sodium, that is a PLUS. - 8/25/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm definitely trying this one this next week when I go grocery shopping. My oldest daughter loves dried apricots so I'm betting this will be a winner with her too! - 8/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. Chicken and pork is always good with fruit. This will be a new twist to chicken. Thanks. - 8/24/08

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  • Very Good
    My whole family enjoyed this and they usually don't like fruit with their meat. Served it over brown rice. Will make again. - 8/24/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i have to eat so much chicken its nice to find diferent and new tastes,i dont eat much red meat and have a battle to keep my weight up - 8/24/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good, will try it - 8/24/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds very tasty. I am looking forward to giving this a try. - 8/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    yum!! - 8/24/08

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  • Bad
    This should have been a 5 star rating! I clicked too soon! The chicken was tender and moist and the sauce was just sweet enough! Great stuff! - 6/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    Wonderful taste combination and satisfies a sweet tooth. - 6/24/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    is the preserve sugar free?
    sounds good. will surely try it. always on a lookout for tasty chicken breast dishes. thank you!
    - 6/22/08

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  • Very Good
    My husband liked it!!!! No leftovers! - 6/21/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds wonderful! cant wait to try it. - 6/19/08

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  • Very Good
    I added toasted slivered almonds & divided the chicken up to serve over plates of mixed lettuce/spinach for salad... enjoyed the recipe...thanks. - 6/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    I like using the apricots and the preserves. Tasty. Will use it again - 6/18/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Reading this recipe made me hungry! I definitely want to try this one! - 6/18/08

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