Apricot Chicken Bake Recipe
6 chicken breast halves
1 cup apricot nectar
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup apricot preserves
3 tbsp pecans, toasted
Have the chicken breasts skinned and boned. Place the chicken in an
oven-proof pan large enough that the chicken will not be overlapping.
Combine the next 5 ingredients and pour over the chicken, turning
the chicken to get the marinade over all parts. Cover tightly and
refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
Remove from refrigerator and let stand for 30 minutes.
Cover tightly with foil and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for
30 minutes. Uncover, drain and discard liquid from chicken, and keep
Heat apricot preserves and brush over chicken. Bake, uncovered,
20-30 minutes longer, basting with preserves another 2 times. Remove
to serving platter and sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serving Ideas
: Serve over rice. NOTES: Requires eight hours or more to marinate
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