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Shelly’s Apricot Glazed Chicken

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Ingredients

4 chicken breast halves, skinless and boneless
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons canola or olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup low sodium chicken broth, plus more if sauce needs thinning
4 heaping tablespoons apricot preserves
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 pats unsalted sweet cream butter
1/2 teaspoon Thai garlic chili pepper sauce, or more to taste (optional)
Rice pilaf, such as Near Eas pilaf with almonds

Instructions

Pound each chicken breast between plastic wrap to about 1/2-inch thick. Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat oil on high in a large skillet. Lightly brown chicken in hot oil 3-4 minutes per side. Remove chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add onion to pan and sauté until onion has softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add chicken broth to deglaze the pan; stirring up all brown bits from pan bottom. Add apricot preserves and vinegar; stir in and let sauce reduce and thicken 3-4 minutes. Check seasoning to see if it needs any more salt; add more if needed. (Stir in Thai chili pepper sauce here if using.) Add chicken breasts and their juices; back to pan turning to coat. Cover and simmer 10-15 minutes for chicken to completely cook through. Remove from heat. Stir butter into glaze until melted and incorporated; spoon over chicken. Serve chicken breasts and sauce over a rice pilaf. Serves 4.

Shelly Voss Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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