Chicken Tenders With Apricots and Sauteed Spinach

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Cooking Light, March 2004. I have made a few subtle changes with the seasoning. This would be nice served with couscous, rice or perhaps even egg noodles.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt and red pepper flakes.
  2. Place chicken and breadcrumbs in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and shake to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2-1/2 minutes on each side or until done.
  3. Drain apricots in a colander over a bowl; reserve 1/2 cup liquid. Add apricot halves and 1/2 cup reserved liquid to pan; cover and cook 3 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.
  4. Wipe pan with paper towels. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, onion powder and spinach; cook 3 minutes or until spinach is slightly wilted.
  5. Serve spinach with chicken and apricots.


Most Helpful

Family liked the chicken but not the spinach - too much lemon juice?

JennyMidget March 09, 2013

Economical, Fast, and Little clean up?? Can't beat it! I too found this in Cooking Light and had to try it. This is one of the best meals for a weeknight because it is so easy and so fast to make. I made this for a picky girl and she had seconds! She raved about the chicken and ate up spinach like pop eye! This is a great family recipe and something you must try!

Melvin'sWifey February 10, 2008

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