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This low sodium apricot chicken recipe is a sweet and savory dinner idea, baked in the oven, and ready in about 30 minutes! Tender, juicy, and each bite is so flavorful without any added salt.

One of our favorite go-to low sodium dinner ideas, this easy baked chicken is coated with plenty of spices and flavorful apricot preserves. Serve with coconut lime rice, steamed vegetables, and a low sodium chopped salad for a complete meal!

low sodium chicken breasts coated in apricot preserves on a plate with green onions and fresh parsley for dinner

I love a good sweet and savory chicken recipe, especially one that is super juicy and flavorful! This tasty apricot glazed chicken recipe is baked to perfection in the oven, with a sweet coating from spices mixed in with apricot glaze.

Chicken breasts can make a great low sodium dinner, especially when they are dressed with tasty spices and a little sweetness.

Serve this tasty apricot chicken with low sodium baked potatoes, a side of rice, roasted vegetables, or our favorite chopped salad!

This Low Sodium Apricot Chicken Recipe Is

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Sweet & Savory
  • Flavorful
  • Easy to Make
  • Made with Simple Ingredients
  • A Fantastic Low Sodium Dinner Idea
low salt baked chicken with apricot fruit glaze and fresh herbs in a baking dish that has been roasted in the oven

Ingredients for No Salt Added Orange Chicken Breasts

Chicken Breasts

I used lean chicken breasts for this recipe. Make sure you buy chicken that has a nutrition label so you can see exactly how much sodium is the chicken. Mine had 80 mg sodium per 3 ounce serving.

See my note below for tips on buying the best low sodium chicken.

Apricot Preserves or Jam

I used apricot preserves for this recipe, which made a fantastic coating on the chicken! A sweet glaze that I mixed spices into for a great flavor.

You can use apricot preserves or a regular apricot jam to get a nice flavorful spread for the chicken.

Spices

I used onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper and thyme for the glaze to give it a more savory flavor.

Extra virgin olive oil

I used EVOO as I always keep it on hand, however you could substitute a neutral oil like vegetable oil or sunflower oil instead if desired.

Fresh herbs

Finishing off this dish with fresh parsley and green onions was delicious! I love the added flavor of fresh herbs, which makes the chicken really pop.

Tips for Buying Low Sodium Chicken

I love finding new (& delicious!) ways to cook chicken. Chicken is an inexpensive protein, is great for easy lunches and dinners, and is so versatile – you can cook it many different ways! When buying chicken, make sure to find a low salt or sodium variety, as some chicken brands add a salt solution to texture the meat.

I recommend buying chicken that has a nutrition label on it, so you know the exact amount of sodium in the meat. Or check out your local butcher and ask them for low sodium options. And skip the rotisserie or pre-cooked chicken in the deli section – it can have added salt and sodium.

Browse all our low sodium chicken recipes here to discover your next family favorite!

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How To Bake Low Sodium Chicken with Apricot Preserves

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large 13 x 9 inch baking dish, place chicken breasts in an even layer. Top each chicken breast with a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, add the black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and apricot preserves. Mix to combine. Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of apricot spread. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the preserves evenly over the surface of the chicken.
  4. Place the chicken in the pre-heated oven, and bake for 25-35 minutes (the thicker the chicken, the longer it will take), until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which is cooked through.
  5. Once chicken is done, place on a serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley and green onions. Serve hot and enjoy.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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low sodium chicken breasts coated in apricot preserves on a plate with green onions and fresh parsley for dinner

Low Sodium Apricot Chicken

AuthorKelly Jensen
This low sodium apricot chicken recipe is a sweet and savory dinner idea, baked in the oven, and ready in about 30 minutes! Tender, juicy, and each bite is so flavorful without any added salt.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 403 kcal

Equipment

  • 13 x 9 baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 4 medium chicken breasts about 2 lbs of chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ¾ cup apricot preserves
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish, parsley or green onions

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large 13 x 9 inch baking dish, place chicken breasts in an even layer. Top each chicken breast with a drizzle of olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, add the black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and apricot preserves. Mix to combine. Top each chicken breast with 2 tablespoons of apricot spread. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the preserves evenly over the surface of the chicken.
  • Place the chicken in the pre-heated oven, and bake for 25-35 minutes (the thicker the chicken, the longer it will take), until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit, which is cooked through.
  • Once chicken is done, place on a serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley and green onions. Serve hot and enjoy.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

Serving Size

The nutritional information calculated is for 1/4 of this recipe, or one chicken breast. Chicken does contain sodium so be sure to check your labels for the exact sodium content in the chicken you are using. I used ~100mg sodium per serving, which was labeled on the chicken I used. Your nutritional information will vary from mine based on ingredients used in your kitchen.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 49gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 894mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 160IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Love new chicken recipes that are delicious like this one. Chicken in my freezer we have plenty of and need new ideas. This is yummy

5 from 2 votes

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