Skinny, Dreamy, Apricot Chicken

Made in a jiffy, this lovely chicken dish comes out very moist and delicious. The sweetness of the apricot jam and the tangy balsamic vinegar create a sauce bursting with flavor. Each serving has only 225 calories and 3 grams of fat.
Skinny, Dreamy, Apricot Chicken

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (each serving, 1 chicken breast, and about 2½ tablespoons sauce)

Shopping Tips
I like Trader Joe’s line of reduced-sugar preserves. I used apricot for this recipe but it’s available in raspberry, strawberry, blueberry and blackberry. Or, use your favorite reduced-sugar apricot jam or preserves.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 (4 oz.) chicken breast with 2½ Tbsps. sauce
225 cal, 3g fat, 1g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 27g prot, 24g carbs, 2g fiber, 1226mg sodium, 14g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
74 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g protein, 13g sugar


Skinny, Dreamy, Apricot Chicken

Skinny, Dreamy, Apricot Chicken

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Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal


  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts (4-ounce each), boneless, skinless
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Cooking spray
  • cup reduced sugar apricot preserves, see shopping tips
  • cup (~5) dried apricots, diced into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste


  • Place onions on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave to soften about 1 minute.
  • Place chicken breasts on a plate and squeeze the juice of 1 lemon all over the chicken. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Combine thyme, garlic powder and ¼ teaspoon salt and sprinkle ½ of these seasonings over top of chicken.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick pan, coated with cooking spray.  Add softened onions. Cook for 1 minute over medium-high heat. Add chicken and the lemon juice to pan of onions, seasoning side down. Sprinkle the top of chicken with remaining seasonings. Sauté over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes, turn over, cover, and continue to cook over medium heat, about 4 minutes, until done. Remove chicken from pan to a serving plate.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low. Add apricot preserves, dried apricot pieces, balsamic vinegar, ¼ teaspoon salt, and a little pepper. Mix well to combine. Stir constantly until the preserves melt, about 30 seconds or so.  Spoon apricot sauce over chicken.


Serving: 1breastCalories: 225kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 27gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 1226mgFiber: 2gSugar: 14gBlue Smart Points: 4Green Smart Points: 6Plus Points: 6
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