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Apricot Chicken

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: about 4 servings 1x


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, pounded to 1/2″ thickness
  • 1/4 cup finely minced red onion
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/43/4 tsp red chili flakes (To taste. Start small!)
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (or more, to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil or cooking fat of choice
  • optional: fresh basil, for garnish


  1. Heat a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add enough oil to coat the pan. Add chicken and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes on one side. Flip and cook another 3-5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  2. While chicken is cooking, make apricot sauce. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a small saucepan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until translucent and just starting to color.
  3. Add apricot preserves, vinegar, honey, 1/4 tsp chili flakes, smoked paprika and basil. Stir well to combine. Taste and add additional chili flakes or smoked paprika, as desired.
  4. When chicken is cooked, pour sauce over chicken to coat. Garnish with additional fresh basil, if desired and serve immediately.