Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
You can use a whole cut-up chicken or 10 chicken thighs if desired and increase baking time. if you are in a hurry you can omit the browning, but the chicken will not be as good, you can double this recipe but you will need a large baking dish, or just double the sauce amounts. Serve with cooked rice. Do not season the chicken with any salt, the dry soup mix already has enough in it.
- 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- black pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup apricot preserves
- 1 cup French dressing or 1 cup Russian salad dressing
- 1 tablespoon garlic (or to taste)
- 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
- Heat oil with butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season the chicken with black pepper (do not use any salt).
- Brown chicken about 4 minutes on both sides or until lightly browned, then place into prepared baking dish (if using skin on chicken pieces then place skin-side up).
- In a bowl mix the preserves with dressing, onion soup and garlic until blended; pour over the chicken in the baking dish then turn the chicken to coat evenly in the sauce.
- Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes (if you did not brown the chicken increase baking time slightly).
- Serve with rice.
Yum!! I don't know what else to say. I had to sub Thousand Island for the French salad dressing (too lazy to go back to the store!) and my breasts were large bone-in so I increased the cooking time. Even picky DS1 said he really liked the sauce, and that's something special. This is definitely gonna be a repeat recipe around here.
I love this recipe. I haven't made it in years, thanks for reminding me how much I love it.
Awesome recipe--loved it. Normally wouldn't have tried this one but I just happened to have homemade Russian salad dressing on hand (recipe no. 34564) which I had made for Reuben sandwiches right after St. Patrick's Day. Well, I gotta tell ya, when I see a recipe by Kittencal, I just know it's gonna be real, real good!! Thanks for sharing.