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Sunny Chicken 'N' Rice

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"A sweet and spicy apricot sauce gives lots of flavor to the tender chicken in this dish from Diana Duda of Glenwood, Illinois. 'It's especially fast because it's made with instant rice,' she notes. 'Serve it with crusty bread, fresh fruit and a green salad.'"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the orange juice, preserves, allspice, salt, pepper and ginger. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until preserves begin to melt; stir to blend.
  2. Place the rice in a shallow 3-qt. microwave-safe dish; arrange chicken on top. Pour sauce over chicken and rice. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.
  3. Cover and microwave at 80% power for 15-20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and the rice is tender.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One chicken breast with 1 cup rice (prepared with reduced-sugar preserves) equals 323 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fruit.


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Hmmm ... maybe it's an acquired taste. I doublechecked myself, and I did everything correctly (I went a tad over on the salt) but this dish was lacking something. It was light, sweet, spicy, y...