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Scandinavian Chicken with Apricots



  • 6 large chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apricot brandy
  • 1 (6 ounce) package dried apricots (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons currants
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
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  1. Remove skin from chicken breasts.
  2. Mix water, brandy, apricots and currants; let stand 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet until hot.
  4. Cook chicken over medium heat until brown on both sides, about 15 minutes; drain fat.
  5. Sprinkle chicken with salt, thyme and pepper.
  6. Add apricot mixture and lemon slices. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook, spooning pan juices over chicken occasionally, until chicken is done, 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with almonds.

Yields 6 servings

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