Friday, October 12, 2012

Recipe to Reality: Chicken with Apricots, Ginger, and Sliced Almonds

My favorite types of foods are mostly one-pot comfort foods like pastas or rice dishes, but they aren't always the most healthy!

This recipe adapted from Food and Wine Fast was a delicious medley of savory and sweet!

My husband really gobbled this one down!

Here's What You'll Need!

  • 1/4 cup of sliced almonds
  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 green chile, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbs. maple syrup
Put it All Together!

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the almonds out evenly in a cake pan and bake for about 5 minutes or until browned. Set aside and let cool.

2) Melt the butter in a skillet and add the apricots. Cook over medium heat until browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.  

3) Add olive oil to skillet and heat up while seasoning chicken with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken over medium heat for about 3 minutes, then lower heat and flip breasts and cook for another 7 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate with the apricots. 

4) Add the ginger, scallions, lime zest, and chile to the skillet and stir for about 30 seconds. Add the wine to deglaze and simmer over medium heat, scraping all those yummy bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the maple syrup, apricots, chicken, and simmer until all heated through.

5) Top with cracked almonds and a side of green beans and you have a savory, sweet, and healthy treat!

I think my husband was a little skeptical when he heard I was mixing fruit with our protein, but he absolutely loved  this dish. We can't wait to have it again :)

Stay Savory,


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