I am a wife, a mom of three, and the kitchen is my favorite place in the house. I read cookbooks in my spare time and enjoy getting kitchen appliances for presents :) I love preparing delicious and healthy food for my family and here are a some of what graces our table each week.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Breaded Chicken with Apricot Sauce

I picked up a jar of apricot preserves the other day because it is versatile and it has been missing from my pantry for a few months. 

I don’t think I have made this particular recipe before, but I have made things quite similar.  This is marinated in half the apricot sauce and topped with the other half.  The recipe calls for cut up chicken breasts, but I didn’t cut them at all or even pound them.  I think different recipes work best with different forms of chicken and this was the way to go. 

From Meal-Lean-I-Yum!
Apricot Sauce:
2/3 c. apricot preserves
3 tbsp. chili sauce or ketchup (I used ketchup)
2 tsp. dijon mustard (yellow mustard)
1/4 tsp. dried basil
5 or 6 drops tabasco (a very teeny pinch of cayenne pepper)

Breading:
3/4 c. cornflake crumbs or bread crumbs (I used Whole Wheat bread crumbs)
salt and pepper to taste

Marinate chicken in half the sauce, reserve the rest to pour over.  I baked the chicken at 400F, maybe 10 minutes a side.  Watch your chicken breasts!!

Danny bought himself some green beans, so I stir fried them in a touch of sesame oil until they were cooked, yet crunch.  He said they were good :)

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