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apricot glazed chicken breastIt can be too easy to think recipes have one of two options: It can either be healthy OR it can be delicious. If it’s healthy, there’s no way it can taste good. If it tastes good, there’s no way it can be healthy. Especially when it comes to chicken breast. Unfortunately, I’ve tried one too many healthy chicken recipes that are dry and bland as cardboard (although I have to say I’ve never actually tasted cardboard, I guess I can imagine…).  But this healthy chicken recipe breaks the mold. It’s juicy, flavorful, and no one would even guess that it’s made with real, dried apricots instead of apricot jam. I like to serve it with my kale and avocado salad and coconut lemongrass rice.

Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast

Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • Coconut oil

Instructions

  • Soak apricots in just enough water to cover them for 4-5 hours.
  • Once apricots are plump, chop finely and mix with vinegar and honey
  • Marinade chicken in mixture for at least 1 hour.
  • Heat skillet on medium high heat, add coconut oil and cook chicken about 7 minutes on each side or until browned on both sides and cooked through.
  • Remove chicken from skillet and deglaze pan with chicken broth. then add the remaining marinade mixture.
  • Serve glaze over chicken.
http://youtrition.net/apricot-glazed-chicken-breast/

What’s awesome about chicken recipes like this one is that you can actually create new healthy meals with the leftovers in so many different ways. Here are a few ideas that you could use:

1. Chop up the chicken breast and toss in a salad.

2. Use chicken breast for a sandwich or a wrap.

3. Stir fry it with rice and veggies to make a chicken and veggie fried rice.

4. Shred chicken and make Chicken tacos

5. Make chicken quesadillas with tortillas and cheese (top with lettuce and tomato, of course)

6. Add to beans, veggies and broth and make a soup…

And the list goes on….I’d love for you to try out this recipe and let me know what you think!

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Ashley Palmer
Ashley is a Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition. Ashley loves her son, her husband, and lifting heavy things then putting them back down repeatedly. She is a nutrition, fitness and weight loss coach and blogs at www.youtrition.net.

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