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    Apricot-Orange Chicken Bake

    Apricot-Orange Chicken Bake. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    4 mins

    26 mins

    KateL's Note:

    Delicious chicken variation, not too fancy. I made this for my elderly mother-in-law from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook of 2006, and it cries out to be featured in my First Day of Spring celebration.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Adjust an oven rack to the upper position and heat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2. 2
      Coat 9 by 13-inch baking dish lightly with vegetable oil spray.
    3. 3
      Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Lay the chicken in prepared 9 by 13-inch baking dish.
    5. 5
      Whisk the apricot preserves, dried apricot pieces, and orange juce into the saucepan with the honey, vinegar, soy sauce, curry powder, and Tabasco sauce, over medium-high heat.
    6. 6
      Simmer, whisking often, until the mixture has thickened, about 8 minutes.
    7. 7
      Quickly dissolve the cornstarch in the water, then whisk into the honey mixture.
    8. 8
      Pour the apricot-orange sauce over the chicken, then sprinkle with the almonds.
    9. 9
      Bake until the chicken registers 160 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 15-18 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 19, 2008

      55

      This was delicious! We used a sugar-free honey substitute, and it worked out great. Very easy yet flavorful dish. And that was even fogetting the almonds! Thanks for the recipe! ~Sue

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    • on September 23, 2008

      55

      This was a great dinner for us. The sauce would've been enough for 1 more serving, and it was so good I couldn't bear to throw it away. So I saved it in the fridge - in the next day or so I'll heat it up on top of some rice as part of a leftover lunch. :) I only used 3 T honey, and my apricot jam was also short by about 1 T, but otherwise I made exactly as directed. The hot sauce added just the right amount of spice to contrast with the sweetness.

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    • on August 13, 2008

      55

      Made this recipe pretty much as directed ~ Used a mild honey & slivered almonds along with everything else & the results were ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Served this with a simple mix of peas & brown rice! Another time I'll slice the chicken into strips or bite-size pieces so that each person can take as much or as little as they like! A definite keeper! Thanks for posting! [Tagged, made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders cooking game]

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    Nutritional Facts for Apricot-Orange Chicken Bake

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 430.1
     
    Calories from Fat 51
    12%
    Total Fat 5.7 g
    8%
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 68.4 mg
    22%
    Sodium 360.5 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 68.2 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    10%
    Sugars 48.8 g
    195%
    Protein 30.7 g
    61%

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