Recipe by rSteinbock
"This recipe makes very moist chicken thighs breaded with cracker crumbs and coated in apricot preserves. I make this at least once every two weeks."
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whole-wheat cracker crumbs
grated orange zest
ground black pepper
skinless, boneless chicken thighs
This was amazingly easy and SO tasty! This is now in my weekly rotation.. The only 2 things I did differently were to use Jack Daniel's Dijon mustard, which gave the chicken a nice smoky BBQ flavor, and I used 2 extra large chicken breasts that I pounded down to about 1/2" thick. A quick note: Don't overdo the preserves. I put 3-4T on the first chicken breast because I thought the chicken breast was bigger and would need more. Not so! The preserves didn't caramelize as nicely as the breast I only put 2T of preserves on.
The cracker crust on this chicken was great but the perserves on top weren't well recieved by my family. The only thing I would suggest is keeping the perserves under the broiler for a little longer then suggested.
I don't normally like orange or citrus flavoring in my food but my husband wanted to try this and he was right. This recipe tastes great and I will definitely make this again.
I make this recipe so often for my friends, and they've all said it tastes so good! I continue to make this recipe at least once a week and the taste never gets old. It's a recipe that's guaranteed to please!
This is delicious!
Thought it was really good. The only thing to be careful with is that the apricot preserves are more jelly-like and less chunky. The chunks made it a bit hard to spread over the chicken, but it was still tasty.
This recipe is deffinately a keeper. I actually made this with Salmon fillets and was yummy! I was gonna make it with chicken thighs and realized i forgot to thaw them. Well decided to try the recipe on some individually wrapped salmon fillets that were easily thawed in hot water. Followed everything the same except for cooking time. Turned out great! Moist and full of flavor! Can't wait to try this on chicken!
I tried this recipe last night. It was wonderful! I didn't have apricot preserves but I did have orange marmalade. It was delicious! I served it with brown rice and parmesean asparagus. My very picky daughter said it was the best meal I've made! LOVED IT!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Orange Cracker Apricot Chicken
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 134
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