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    Apricot/Lemon Chicken

    Apricot/Lemon Chicken. Photo by Kathy228

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 25 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr 5 mins

    Kathy228's Note:

    The breading does not get crispy, rather it combines with the apricot mixture and forms a lovely, soft coating. I like using lots of lemons, but it's a matter of personal preference. For the preserves, I used Apricot/Orange Conserve #116457, which also contains raisins and nuts.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine preserves, lemon juice, soy sauce, and zest in a bowl.
    2. 2
      Dip chicken pieces in mixture. The large chunks won't stick. Reserve the left-overs for a baste.
    3. 3
      Coat the dipped chicken pieces with bread crumbs, patting to adhere crumbs to chicken.
    4. 4
      Place chicken in greased 13x9 pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Drizzle with melted butter.
    6. 6
      Bake for 35 mins., then remove from oven and pour the reserved apricot mixture over the chicken.
    7. 7
      Bake until done, perhaps 30-mins. depending on the thickness of the chicken.
    8. 8
      Remove from oven and squeeze one whole lemon (or to taste) over the chicken.
    9. 9
      Serve with lemon edges, steamed rice and green salad.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 17, 2007

      45

      This was very good, Kathy! I started out w/a whole chicken, used the breast meat for Charlie's Famous Chicken Salad with Grapes (a *Kitchen Rule* of my DH) & then used the dark meat & wings for your recipe as written using apricot preserves. The fruit flavors are excellent here & it was served Fri nite w/veggie-based fried rice. DH liked it too, but said he thot he would prefer the chicken oven-crisped & the sauce served on the side. Thx for sharing this sure to be repeated recipe w/us. :-)

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    • on March 27, 2007

      45

      Made this recipe with pork chops..I love apricot and pork together. Chops were moist and fork tender with a defintie apricot flavour but sublte lemon taste as well. Cooking time was spot on. Served them with jacket potatoes, sour cream and salad. Will definitely make again.

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    • on March 26, 2007

      55

      I loved the flavor of this chicken! This was my first time using panko and I think it really added to the dish. Like the other reviewer I served it with Kathy228's Coconut Rice. The apricot preserves I used had HUGE chunks of apricot in them, I think the next time I make it I will run the sauce ingredients through the food processor. This is a keeper!

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    Nutritional Facts for Apricot/Lemon Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (325 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 696.0
     
    Calories from Fat 221
    31%
    Total Fat 24.5 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 9.8 g
    49%
    Cholesterol 115.7 mg
    38%
    Sodium 737.3 mg
    30%
    Total Carbohydrate 87.7 g
    29%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    18%
    Sugars 32.3 g
    129%
    Protein 37.4 g
    74%

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