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Baked Chicken with a Sweet Hazelnut Glaze

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Submitted by Hazelnut Growers of Oregon

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time:


  • 4 8-ounce boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup shallots, minced
  • 2/3 cup hazelnuts, roasted, skinned and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cognac
  • 2/3 cup apricot preserves

Cooking Instructions

Season chicken and lay closely together in a shallow pan. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a saute pan, heat butter and saute shallots until golden. Add hazelnuts for 2 minutes. Add Cognac and preserves. Pour over chicken and bake covered 20 minutes. Uncover and check for doneness. Bake uncovered until done, 5-10 minutes more.