I've heard about making an Apricot Chicken Recipe before, but never tried it. Well, in a quest to find something different to serve using our favorite chicken breasts, I decided to update it with some barbecue sauce. The best bonus of this recipe is that it is so Weight Watchers friendly! Oh, and super easy to make! This BBQ Apricot Chicken Recipe is now a new fast and easy favorite option we make at least a few times a month.
BBQ Apricot Chicken Recipe
I swear there is really nothing easier than making this for dinner. When you are struggling to come up with something to eat, this is a rescue meal for sure. It's just so simple to mix up this sauce, pour over chicken breasts (or thighs) and bake. That's it. Anyone can manage this recipe!
Now, if you are on Weight Watchers, you probably already know how bad barbecue sauce can be. The Beyond The Scale SmartPoints system is all about limiting sugar. So, if you've been cooking for long, you'll know that barbecue sauce is almost 50% sugar. This can be a problem if you really love this recipe. So, there are three great barbecue sauces I love to use that are reduced sugar. Guy Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce, and Simple Girl BBQ Sauce are all available online and in-store, and all help save some of your points. This recipe is calculated using G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce found at Walmart.
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ cup sugar-free apricot jam
½ cup G Hughes Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
In a medium bowl, whisk together the jam, bbq sauce, soy sauce, and seasonings.
Line baking sheet with foil and place chicken breasts in even layer
Pour barbecue sauce over chicken making sure well covered.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Remove from oven, and serve with favorite sides.
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ½ cup sugar-free apricot jam
- ½ cup G Hughes Sugar Free BBQ Sauce
- 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the jam, bbq sauce, soy sauce, and seasonings.
- Line baking sheet with foil and place chicken breasts in even layer
- Pour barbecue sauce over chicken making sure well covered.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and serve with favorite sides.
Makes 6 Servings (approximately 3oz each)
5 Pointeaspoonlus per serving
3 SmartPoints per serving
2 SmartPoints per serving on Freestyle or FlexPlan
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Making my apricot chicken recipe just makes dinner time easier to manage. It is easy, versatile, and everyone loves it! I love serving with rice or roasted potatoes and some steamed vegetables. We also have been known to shred and use in tacos or quesadillas!
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