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Apricot-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

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  3 reviews
  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 5 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 2 servings
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A hearty dinner ready in an hour! Try this baked chicken made with Whole Grain Total® cereal and apricots - a delightful meal.

Ingredients

2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (1/2 lb)
3/4
cup Whole Grain Total® cereal, slightly crushed*
1/4
cup chopped dried apricots
1
tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1/3
cup apricot preserves
1
teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper, if desired

Steps

  • 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.
  • 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.

Expert Tips

*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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
59g
20%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
37g
37%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
50%
50%
Iron
60%
60%
Exchanges:
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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