15 minutes to make
30 minutes to bake
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2-3 tablespoons butter
1 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine bread crumbs and sesame seeds in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
Wash the chicken and cut into finger-size strips.
Dip the chicken into eggs and then into bread crumb mixture, turning to coat all sides.
In a large skillet, melt the butter until bubbly and then add several pieces of chicken.
Saute until golden brown on all sides.
Place on baking sheet covered with foil.
When all chicken has been sauteed, bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, combine the preserves, soy sauce and pepper.
Simmer over low heat until heated through.
Serve chicken pieces with the sauce on the side for dipping.
Yields 6 servings.
Per serving: 445 calories; 14 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 28 percent calories from fat); 50 g carbohydrate; 154 mg cholesterol; 996 mg sodium; 32 g protein; 2 g fiber. «
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