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Southern Apricot Chicken Recipe

Southern Apricot Chicken

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"This is a creamy Southern style apricot chicken recipe that the entire family will love. Make it for guests and they will never know how easy it was! Serve with rice Pilaf."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  2. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center, and juices run clear.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, stir together the apricot preserves, sour cream, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. When the chicken is done, remove from the oven, and coat with the sauce. Return to the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly and hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2006

I loved this recipe - easy and tasty but I think the portion sizes are a bit optimistic. I'd say this was for 6/4 people depending on how hungry they are.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 25, 2008

Sorry, this didn't work out for us. I wish there were some way to get the flavor of the sauce to penetrate into the chicken, but as written, it's just a yummy sauce over dry, tasteless chicken. Yes, the sauce is rich, and it's not a taste I'd like all the time, but if the flavor was in the chicken without all the heaviness smothered on top, and the chicken was moist, it'd be a a recipe I'd make again.

Jul 17, 2007

It was good! My kids liked it. I made this super quickly by browning cubed raw chicken in a skillet and then pouring the sauce over it and simmering for 10 minutes. Thank you!

Jan 03, 2006

This tasted nice & was easy to make but the sauce was a little too rich for our liking.

Sep 02, 2008

This dish was GREAT!! I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs and doubled the sauce. I thought it would be really sweet but it was just right! (and the sauce is good over rice too) :)

Sep 25, 2009

When i told my family what was in the sauce they weren't to sure what to think. After they tasted it they were hooked. This is a great, quick recipe for a meal the whole family can enjoy. Not to sweet; not to bland...just right!

Jul 14, 2008

Even using no sugar apricot preserve and fat free sour cream, this was a bit too sweet for our liking. It was very easy to make, but I doubt it will make the regular rotation.

Jan 09, 2008

I must admit that I was worried about the sour cream w/ preserves, but it really have a great flavor when it was done. I will make this again.


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  • Calories
  • 239 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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