|Apricot and Honey Chicken|
One of my very favorite food producers is the honey bee. In fact, my grandfather kept bees and collected honey, something I've been wanting to do for some time. Honey bees have been in real danger over the past few years and at our house we try to do our part by growing bee-friendly plants in our garden. Honey is one of the best sweeteners for many reasons, but bees also help with our delicate eco-system by pollinating many plants, not just flowers. Check out SaveHoneyBees.org for information on how you can help.
Apricot and Honey Chicken is simple and quick and a great meal for a warm evening. Pair with a very green salad for a lighter meal that still satisfies.
Apricot and Honey Chicken
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour
5 Tablespoons honey
6 dried apricots - diced
1/3 cup apple juice
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts - about 1 pound
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Cut chicken breasts is half horizontally to form 4 thin cutlets. Sprinkle with salt and set in prepared pan.
3. Combine apple juice, honey and apricot halves together in a pan. Simmer gently for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 15 minutes. Process or blend until smooth.
4. Brush apricot mixture over chicken and bake until chicken is done, about 25 minutes.