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Survivor/During Treatment |430 calories per serving|40 minute recipe

Apricot Chicken

This content was last updated on June 24, 2022

While they often appear in desserts, apricots have a tart sweetness that pairs nicely with meat, too. This simple-to-prepare dish has a distinct Middle Eastern flavor and is a wonderful way to eat fresh apricots. The glaze from the chicken, broiled apricots and red onions, form a sweet and savory chutney-like sauce that kicks the flavor up a notch—great for taste changes, when food is tasting bland, or for days when you have a low appetite.


  • 1 cup apricot jam or marmalade
  • 2 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 small jalapeño, deseeded and minced (optional)
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 4 (6 oz.) boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin with rolling pin or meat pounder
  • 4 apricots, under-ripe, quartered and pitted*
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
Makes 4 servings (249g). Per serving: 430 calories, 8 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 61 g carbohydrates, 27 g protein, 1 g dietary fiber, 450 mg sodium, 43 g sugar, 39 g added sugar.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix jam, garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, mustard, jalapeño, ginger, salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add chicken breasts and stir to coat.
  4. Place apricots and onion slices on oiled baking sheet and then place chicken breast mixture on top, nestling apricots and onions around breasts.
  5. Cook for 20 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Chicken is done when a meat thermometer registers 165 degrees F.


*You can substitute canned apricots.

Serve with couscous or any whole grain.

Recipe in partnership with Cook for Your Life.

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This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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February 25, 2024

I’m a Cancer survivor. First time Breast Cancer year 2007

and again in 2020 Bone Cancer.

My opinion is that the best way to fight Cancer is to

change eating habits. Mine were that I loved sweets,

unhealthy snacks, Fast foods like Hamburgers, fries,

Sodas and eat out of control.

Now, I’m almost a Survivor and know that I can beat this

disease, it’s a nightmare.

Have changed my diet (Age 79), sleep 8-9 hrs.,, try to keep

active, as much as I can. And eat very healthy….lots of different

veggies, drop potatoes, white rice, limit pasta, bread only,

whole grain’s, drink plenty of water….and No Sugar.

Very important….follow your Doctor’s orders.

Be positive, and live!

Thank you, for delicious recipes, we need more.

Carmelita Torres