Apricot- Balsamic Chicken

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 25 min

Apricot- Balsamic Chicken

You may very well have all ingredients on hand already to make this chicken recipe. The first time I made this, my husband actually said it was the best chicken I'd ever made!


1 teaspooon vegetable oil
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 pound chicken breasts, skinless & boneless
1/3 cup apricot jam
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground


1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes.

2. Sprinkle thyme and 1/4 teaspoon salt over chicken. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm.

3. Reduce heat to medium. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, preserves, vinegar, and pepper to pan, stirring constantly until preserves melt. Spoon sauce over chicken and serve immediately.


*I always pound out my chicken breasts a little bit to thin them out and even out their thickness. They cook up quicker and more evenly that way.
*I love the sauce for this chicken, but the flavor might be overwhelming for kids. Serve a dish of the sauce on the side for the little ones- then they can dunk their chicken into the sauce if they wish.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Serving size: 4 ounces chicken breast w/ 1 1/2 Tablespoons sauce
Calories per serving: 344
Fat per serving: 4g
Saturated Fat per serving: .88g
Sugar per serving: 17g
Fiber per serving: .63g
Protein per serving: 55g
Cholesterol per serving: 137mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 19.5g

WW POINTS per serving:
Points Plus Program: 8 Old Points Program: 7.5

Source: RecipeGirl.com