This chicken is cooked with apricots, balsamic vinegar, broth, and thyme. It's super yummy and a hit every time!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the hot oil until golden brown around the edges, but still pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, and cook for about 3 minutes more. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, bring it to a simmer, and allow it to reduce for a few minutes.

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  • Cut half of the apricots in half, leaving the others whole. Place the apricots into the skillet, and pour in the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the apricot preserves and thyme. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the apricots have softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 65 mg cholesterol; 164 mg sodium. 44.6 g carbohydrates; 25.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2008
This is a nice and simple recipe for a quick weekneight dinner. I used a little more balsamic vineger than the recipe called for though. It helped to balance out the sweetness. This is a great recipe thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2011
This was not a winner in my household. My husband thought it was too sweet - even after I added the dijon as suggested. I don't think we'll make it again. Read More
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131 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 55
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 11
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2008
This is a nice and simple recipe for a quick weekneight dinner. I used a little more balsamic vineger than the recipe called for though. It helped to balance out the sweetness. This is a great recipe thanks! Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2008
This is a nice and simple recipe for a quick weekneight dinner. I used a little more balsamic vineger than the recipe called for though. It helped to balance out the sweetness. This is a great recipe thanks! Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2011
4.5 stars actually. This recipe was quick to prepare and turned out well. Instead of apricot preserves I used apricot "simply fruit" which may have been a little less sweet...it had the right amount of sweetness in the end. I also used canned apricots instead of dried which were juicier and may have made a little more sauce than originally intended. I added just a little cornstarch to thicken the sauce and served it with orzo pilaf and broccoli. Make sure to serve this with rice or pasta to go along with all of the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2008
I didn't have dried apricots but I did have 3 fresh peaches on hand. I also used fresh sage. It's a keeper! Balsamic and fruit are a great combo. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2008
We thought this was very good and will do it again in the future. Next time I make it I'm going to add some fresh chopped garlic to the mix shortly after the onions start cooking to give it another layer of flavor. I will also use boneless skinless thigh fillets instead of breast meat because we just like them better. I made a half recipe for two people and it was really good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2008
We love this! I made it for supper this evening with rice and steamed broccoli. My husband had seconds. As one reviewer mentioned it's a wonderful blend of sweet and savory. While it simmers you can prep quick side dishes so everything is ready at the same time. Great weeknight entree. This is definitely a keeper for us. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2008
Really enjoyed the mix of flavors in this recipe. We had canned apricots and grilled chicken that needed to be used and this worked great. I substituted the canned apricots for dried and used their juice (no sugar added kind) with a bullion cube instead of the chicken broth. Definitely will make again Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/21/2011
This was not a winner in my household. My husband thought it was too sweet - even after I added the dijon as suggested. I don't think we'll make it again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2011
ehhhh it was ok...made exactly as written as I always do when trying something new...IF I were to make this again for sure cut back on the preserves! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2011
Enjoyed this recipe - served over couscous. I wanted a thicker sauce so I added a little corn starch slurry to it in the end and it thickened right up. It felt a little heavy on the thyme flavor but I suspect that is because I used dried instead of fresh thyme (reduced to 1 tsp.). Next time I will probably cut back on the thyme a little more if using dried. Overall unique easy recipe with an interesting mix of flavors. Read More
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