Apricot Chicken

apricot-chicken

This recipe comes from my mom and is another easy weeknight meal. It’s chicken with a delicious sauce consisting of onion soup mix, thousand island dressing and apricot preserves. Sounds like a crazy combination, but don’t knock it til you’ve tried it. You will love it! My mom used to make it with bone-in pieces of chicken, thighs and breasts mostly, which requires about an hour of cooking time. I make the same sauce, only I pour it over chicken breasts and it bakes in 20 minutes. So take your pick, but be sure to make extra, this meal makes great leftovers as well.

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Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4-6

Ingredients:
1 packet of onion soup mix (I use Lipton)
1 bottle of thousand island dressing
1 jar of apricot preserves/jam
3 boneless chicken breasts, cut lengthwise
Brown rice, cooked according to package

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Mix first 3 ingredients together in a medium bowl. Place chicken in a baking dish, or rimmed pan lined with foil, and pour sauce over chicken.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Let rest 5 minutes and serve over rice.

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