Andi's Apricot Almond Chicken

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Andi Strikman 0

"A great new twist on sweet and sour chicken. This recipe is quick enough to prepare any night of the week and easily doubled or halved. Try adding sliced red bell pepper to the onions and garlic while cooking, and serving over brown rice."
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40 m servings 423 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 13.3 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 917 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place chicken between plastic wrap, and gently pound with a mallet to 1/2" thickness. Season with salt, and set aside. Strain apricot liquid into a small bowl and stir in orange juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Coarsely chop apricots and set aside. Place flour and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag, and shake to combine. Add chicken breasts in batches, tossing to coat and dusting off excess flour.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook chicken, turning once, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear. Transfer to a paper towel-lined dish. Cook and stir shallot and garlic in the same pan until translucent, being careful not to burn the garlic and adding more oil if needed. Stir in orange juice mixture and chopped apricots. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup simmering liquid and 2 tablespoons flour until well blended and no lumps of flour remain. Slowly stir back into skillet to thicken, repeating if necessary for desired consistency. Return chicken to skillet, spooning with sauce, until warmed through. Garnish with almonds, if desired.



Not a fan of this one. I seemed to be missing something.

*LOVE* Very few modifications, too. My local grocery didn't have the jar of apricots, so I used a jar of "simply fruit" apricot preserves instead--which actually saved a lot of chopping and rec...

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