It is usually served during family nights and on special occasions, such as New Year’s Eve, and it tastes even better when paired with rice, orzo, pasta or couscous.
Mangoes, almonds and dried apricots are all highly nutritious foods with positive health benefits. Mangoes are known to fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, help digestion and clean your skin. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the “healthy fats” that have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease due in large part to their ability to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels. And dried apricots are an excellent source of vitamin A, and contain phytochemicals, which may provide health benefits beyond basic nutrition to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Mango Almond Apricot Chicken
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 2 cups apricot nectar
- 1 cup dried apricots, quartered
- ¼ cup Grand Marnier liquor
- 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
- Combine the flour, garlic, paprika and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour mixture and shake off the excess.
- Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and sauté on both sides until golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- Heat a second sauté pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and toast until golden brown. Add the apricot nectar, apricots and Grand Marnier. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
- Add the chicken breasts to the sauce and continue cooking until internal temperature reaches 165°F and the sauce has thickened.
- Add the mango and cook for 1 minute more. Serve the chicken breasts topped with the sauce.
Source: Sunrise Senior Living