Lemon-Apricot Chicken (lighter)

Wake up dinner with crispy-coated baked chicken covered in a refreshing lemon and apricot sauce.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6

1/4
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 2 egg whites
2
tablespoons water
1
cup Bisquick Heart Smart® mix
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
6
small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb)
2/3
cup apricot preserves
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon soy sauce
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
Lemon slices, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In shallow bowl, beat egg product and water slightly. In another shallow bowl, mix Bisquick mix, lemon peel and garlic powder.
  • 2 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 1/2 inch thick. Dip chicken into egg mixture, then coat with Bisquick mixture. Place in pan. Spray chicken with cooking spray.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 20 minutes. Turn; bake 10 minutes longer or until juice is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut. Cut chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 4 In 1-quart saucepan, mix all remaining ingredients except lemon slices. Cook over medium-low heat until hot, stirring frequently. Cut chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with lemon slices.

Expert Tips

You can use a meat mallet, rolling pin or even a wine bottle to flatten chicken breast halves. Just pound each breast down to 1/2-inch thickness. This helps the meat cook quickly and evenly.

Serve this citrus-kissed chicken with basmati rice. Basmati rice has a wonderful nutlike flavor and fragrant aroma. It can be found in Indian and Middle Eastern markets and in many supermarkets.

Check your pantry! Peach or orange preserves can be substituted for the apricot preserves for an equally delicious dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.