Apricot Chicken Breasts

Apricot Chicken Breasts

Enjoy this hearty chicken dish that's baked with Whole Grain Total® cereal and apricots - perfect for dinner.

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boneless skinless chicken breasts (1/2 lb)
cup Whole Grain Total® cereal, slightly crushed*
cup chopped dried apricots
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
cup apricot preserves
teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Between pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. In small bowl, mix cereal, apricots and butter. Spoon half of cereal mixture on center of each chicken breast. Fold chicken in half horizontally over stuffing; secure with toothpicks. Place in ungreased 9-inch square pan.
  3. In 1-quart saucepan, heat preserves and lemon juice over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until preserves are melted. Pour over chicken.
  4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes 2 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
*To crush cereal, place between pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap, or in a plastic bag; crush with rolling pin.
Change the flavor from apricot by using peach preserves and chopped dried peaches.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 220mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 59g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 37g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.