Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add apricots, cut side down, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Turn apricots and cook for 1 minute longer. Set aside. In a small saucepan add apricot preserves, balsamic vinegar and pepper and bring to a low boil; simmer 3 minutes or until mixture has a glaze-like consistency. Add apricots to mixture. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in dish and bake 30 minutes. Pour remaining glaze over chicken. Serves 4.
Tip: Chicken is less likely to raise your blood sugar when it’s skinless and deboned.
Approximate Nutrient Analysis per chicken breast:
200 calories, 5 g fat, 1.1 g saturated fat, 65 mg cholesterol,60 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 6 g sugar, 24 g protein, 330 mg potassium