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Dining Room Chicken

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Here's a dish that's worthy of being served in a fancy dining room! Our Dining Room Chicken recipe looks and tastes like it was made in a restaurant, but is actually easy enough to whip up anytime. Your guests won't believe you made it yourself!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
  • 1 whole chicken (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (17 ounces) apricot halves in heavy syrup, drained, chopped, and divided, with syrup reserved
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the mustard and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Rub the mixture over the entire chicken then place the chicken, breast side up, in an 8-inch square baking dish that has been coated with nonstick vegetable spray. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, the cornstarch, cranberry sauce, half the apricots, and the reserved apricot syrup; mix well.

  4. Uncover the chicken and pour the syrup mixture evenly over it; return the chicken to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 30 more minutes, or until fork-tender and the juices run clear, basting occasionally. Place the cooked chicken on a serving platter and garnish with the remaining apricot pieces.

These leftovers make a great special fruity chicken salad. Just cut the chicken into chunks and toss with mayonnaise.

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