Apricot Almond Chicken Recipe

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Joseph Published: March 31, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Apricot Almond Chicken

Enjoy succulent and juicy bites of this apricot almond chicken, packed with tart apricots, crunchy almonds, and zesty orange, for a tasty meal!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 4chicken breast halved,skinless boneless
  • salt,to taste
  • 16ozapricot halves,(1 can)
  • ½cuporange juice
  • 2tbsplite soy sauce
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • ¾cupall purpose flour
  • ½tspcayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 1shallot,minced
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 2tbspall purpose flour
  • almonds,for garnish, sliced


  1. Place the chicken between plastic wrap, and gently pound with a mallet to ½-inch thickness. Season with salt, and set aside.

  2. Strain the apricot liquid into a small bowl and stir in orange juice, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Coarsely chop the apricots and set them aside.

  3. Place the flour and cayenne pepper in a resealable plastic bag, and shake to combine. Add the chicken breasts in batches, tossing to coat and dusting off excess flour.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken, turning once, until no longer pink in center and juices run clear. Transfer to a paper towel-lined dish.

  5. Cook and stir the shallot and garlic in the same pan until translucent, being careful not to burn the garlic and adding more oil if needed.

  6. Stir in the orange juice mixture and chopped apricots. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.

  7. In a small bowl, whisk together ¼ cup of simmering liquid and 2 tablespoons of flour until well blended and no lumps of flour remain.

  8. Slowly stir back into the skillet to thicken, repeating if necessary for desired consistency. Return the chicken to the skillet, spooning with sauce, until warmed through.

  9. Garnish with almonds, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 538.11kcal
  • Fat: 23.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.95g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.99g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.95g
  • Fiber: 3.67g
  • Sugar: 14.39g
  • Protein: 41.99g
  • Cholesterol: 111.36mg
  • Sodium: 871.47mg
  • Calcium: 50.99mg
  • Potassium: 849.75mg
  • Iron: 3.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 158.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.43mg
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