Karen K. of Quincy, CA was selected as a finalist in the 2012 Just 5 Cooking Challenge for creating this easy weeknight meal that utilizes the much loved sweet-savory combination.


  1. Heat oil and butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Sauté chicken about 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center. Cook to internal temp of 165°F. Remove from pan to plate; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, add shallots to skillet. Sauté 4 minutes or until golden brown and tender. Stir in wine to deglaze the pan.

  3. Stir in jam; cook and stir until well combined and bubbling. Return chicken to pan with olives. Cook and stir until hot. Serve chicken with olives and sauce.


Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts or Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs may be substituted for Just BARE® Hand-Trimmed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenders.

Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.


A full-bodied white wine, like Chardonnay, would be a good choice for this sweet-savory sauce.

You can substitute other jams or preserves you might have on your pantry shelf for the apricot preserves. Try fig, plum, or orange marmalade.