2007 WINNER – Candace McMenamin’s Sweet Potato Encrusted Chicken
From: Candace McMenamin - Lexington, SC
1 (6oz.) box Manischewitz® Sweetened Potato Pancake Mix
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 cup apricot preserves
3 tablespoons Manischewitz® Premium Niagara White Grape Juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Manischewitz® Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 13" x 9" glass baking dish with cooking spray. Combine sweet potato pancake mix and poultry seasoning in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken breasts through mixture, turning to coat thoroughly. Place in prepared baking dish. Place in oven and bake 30-40 minutes or until internal temperature is 175 degrees F. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine apricot preserves, grape juice, garlic and pepper. Cook over low heat until mixture is heated through.
To serve: Place chicken breasts on serving platter. Drizzle 1/4 cup sauce over breasts and serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping.