Apricot-Sage Chicken Breast & Steamed Green Beans

Apricot-Sage Chicken Breast & Steamed Green Beans

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes


2 people

This chicken recipe is complete enough for any family meal. A unique sweet tart apricot sauce makes the chicken a fantastic pairing with the earthy taste of fresh steamed green beans.

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  • 2 large boneless & skinless chicken breasts; cut in 1/2 to yield 4 pieces (preferably free range)
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Apricot-sage sauce
  • 2 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon apricot jam (sugar free is fine)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage leaf
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • Fresh green beans


  • 1 Place a chicken breast piece in an unsealed zip lock bag and pound with a meat hammer until flattened (about 1/4 “ thick). Repeat with remaining breasts.
  • 2 Rub with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with sea salt. Pan sear, turning once, over medium heat until lightly browned and cooked through. *Cook time: Approx. 3-4 minutes per side.
  • 3 Place cooked chicken on an oven proof plate in a warm oven while you prepare sauce.
  • 4 Apricot-Sage Sauce: Heat oil in a saucepan and add shallots. Cook over medium-high heat until golden.
  • 5 Add jam, brown sugar, soy sauce, sage, wine, and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil.
  • 6 Reduce heat to low and let sauce reduce to a thick glaze (about 25 minutes), stirring as needed.
  • 7 Plate chicken breasts and spoon sauce over top.
  • 8 Steamed Green Beans:
  • 9 Place beans in a colander and rinse with cool water.
  • 10 Remove tip ends of each bean by snapping them off.
  • 11 Fill a shallow pan with 1/2“ water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • 12 Place washed, trimmed beans in a steamer basket over the water and cover with a lid.
  • 13 Steam for 3 to 4 minutes, checking with a fork . Beans are done when they are crisp-tender.
  • 14 Remove steamer basket with beans from the pan, and place beans in a mixing bowl with a tablespoon of butter.
  • 15 Toss to coat as the butter melts over the beans.
  • 16 Finish with a grind of sea salt if desired.


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