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Breast of Chicken Filled with Dried Apricots Butter & Honey

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Plated chicken filled with apricots

This chicken can be served for dinner in whole breasts, or to look more spectacular, you can serve it sliced and arranged on a plate for everyone to help themselves!

It is quite an easy recipe, and a beginner would have no problems with it. I have used small chicken breasts as I find this tastier with thinner chicken.

The flavours of the chicken, honey, dried apricots and butter work so well together and has such a good, unusual taste, that I ate two small ones!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2-3 servings

cup dried apricots
2 chicken breasts, trimmed
30 g butter, chopped
25 g honey
garlic clove, or tsp from jar

Soak the dried apricots in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain and allow to cool.

Drained dried apricots cooling

Turn barbecue on if using.

Using a sharp knife make a deep cut along one side of each chicken breast, ensuring you cut towards the corners as well. Do not cut right through however. I had one larger breast, so cut this piece off and made it into 3.

Cut a deep pocket

The pocket will then look like this.

Filling to go in here

Put the apricots, butter, honey and garlic in a blender or similar, and process until cut up or starting to get smooth.

Can be processed a bit more than this

Fill the apricot mixture into the chicken pockets making sure you push the mixture to the sides and back.

Push mixture into pocket -fingers work best

Using toothpicks, clsoe each chicken breast.

Use two or three toothpicks on each piece

Rub salt and pepper on both sides of each chicken breast and spray both sides with oil.

If using the barbecue (you could also cook on the stove or grill) place on a hot barbecue.

Barbecue the meat

Cook about 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

Do not overcook or chicken becomes tough

Remove the toothpicks and serve as a whole, though it looks far nicer when each breast is sliced. It is also a great addition to a buffet.

I served with green beans and brown rice

#Low Fat
#Dried apricots
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