Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a revision of my Asian-Apricot Pork Loin recipe. By the request of my wonderful friend Hope (aka mama's kitchen), I am posting a chicken version. This one's for you Mama!
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 large white onion
- 2 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3 garlic cloves (minced finely)
- 3⁄4 cup apricot nectar
- 2⁄3 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- Butterfly out the chicken breasts to as even a thickness as is possible.
- Chop onion.
- Mix together the 1/4 tsp of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and the ginger.
- Season chicken breasts with the spice mixture.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat, and add the 2 TBS of oil.
- Brown the onion,and the chicken breasts for approximately 5 minute per side.
- Mix together all the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
- When chicken breasts are browned on both sides, add the sauce mixture.
- Simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 15-20 minutes, until chicken is done to an internal temperature of 170 degrees, and sauce is reduced and thickened.
- Taste sauce (say Yum) and add more pepper or soy sauce to taste, if desired.
- Serve over steamed white rice.
I served this very, very nice tasting chicken dish over brown rice, but other than that I followed the recipe right down the line! I'd never used oyster sauce before [oysters are on my very negative list!], but I included it as well! Another time I'll be tempted to include either a little more of the apricot preserves OR add some chopped dried apricots, but that's another time! I was very happy with the results of this recipe, as were my guests, & I even passed the recipe along to them!! Thanks so much for this addition!