Honey Apricot Gingered Chicken

posted by alsgirl 11-03-98 5:11 PM

Honey Apricot Gingered Chicken

1/2 c. Flour
1 ts. Ground coriander
2 Chicken breasts, boned, skinned, halved & pounded to 1/2" thickness
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 Stick of butter or marg.

10 Dried apricots, thinly sliced
3 Scallions, sliced (white part only)
1 1/2 c. low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
2 TB Cornstarch
3 TB Apricot preserves
2 1/2 TB Honey
2 ts Soy sauce
3/4 ts Ground ginger

In a shallow bowl, combine flour and coriander. Lightly coat chicken breasts with flour mixture. Season with salt & pepper.

In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Saute chicken untl cooked through, about 5 min. per side. Transfer chicken to heated platter and keep warm. Retain drippings in skillet to be used for cooking sauce.

Sauce: In same skillet, add apricots and 2 scallions, sliced, to pan drippings. Stir for 1 minute over medium-high heat, scraping up browned bits.

In small bowl, blend broth and cornstarch until smooth. Add to skillet with apricot mixture. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. Stir in remaining ingredients. Continue to boil until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Pour over chicken. Use remaining sliced scallions to garnish top.

Serves 4.

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