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Apricot-Stuffed Chicken

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 4


    • 2 whole chicken breasts, boned, skin on
    • 1 cup dry stuffing mix
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 1/2 lb fresh apricots (approximately 4), halved
    • 1 cup apricot jam
    • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar


Place chicken skin side down, and pound it with a mallet to flatten slightly.

Combine stuffing mix, onion, butter, and 1/4 tsp ginger. Spoon stuffing mixture in a strip along center of each breast. Place apricot halves on top of stuffing. Wrap chicken around filling; tie each chicken roll with a string every 2 inches.

Barbecue on rack about 5 1/2 inches above medium-hot coals 15 minutes, turning once or twice. Mix apricot jam, vinegar, and remaining 1/4 tsp ginger.

Brush jam mixture over chicken rolls; continue cooking until done, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Apricot-Stuffed Chicken
Serving Size 1/4 recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 100
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 260mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 69g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 54g
Protein 17g  
Vitamin A 30%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 4
Meat 2
Fruit 0
Vegetable 0
Milk 0
Fat 2
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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