apricot chicken with almonds from Gourmet
03/04/05 05:13 PM
APRICOT CHICKEN WITH ALMONDS
4 (6- oz) skinless boneless chicken breast halves 5/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup apricot preserves 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard 1 tablespoon unsalted butter margarine or leave out
Put oven rack in lower third of oven and preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a 13- by 9-inch flameproof baking dish (not glass). Pat chicken dry and sprinkle all over with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper total, then arrange at least 1/4 inch apart in baking dish. Bake 10 minutes.
While chicken bakes, toast almonds in a small baking pan in oven, stirring twice, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook apricot preserves, soy sauce, mustard, butter, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until preserves are melted. Pour sauce over chicken and continue to bake until chicken is just cooked through, about 10 minutes more.
Turn on broiler and broil chicken 4 to 5 inches from heat, basting once, until chicken is glazed and browned in spots, about 3 minutes. Serve sprinkled with almonds.
Makes 4 servings.
I made mine in the broiler pan (just bottom) coated with cooking spray. Very yummy and very easy.
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"You absolutely must eat insoluble fiber foods, and as much as safely possible, but within the IBS dietary guidelines. Treat insoluble fiber foods with suitable caution, and you'll be able to enjoy a wide variety of them, in very healthy quantities, without problem." Please eat IF foods!