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Apricot Chicken

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 11 ingredients

Desserts aside, apricots have a tart sweetness that makes them a perfect accompaniment to meat too, particularly chicken. This easy Apricot Chicken recipe has a distinct Middle Eastern flavor and is a wonderful way to...


  • 1 cup apricot jam or marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ small jalapeño, deseeded and minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • 4 thin chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 under-ripe apricots, quartered and pitted
  • ½ red onion, sliced
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Nutrition Facts


464 cals


19 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

11 g


59 g


39 g


2 g


20 g


555 mg


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the apricot jam, ginger, olive oil, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, jalapeno, and ginger.
  3. Place the chicken breasts onto a lightly oiled baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper. Surround the chicken with the fresh apricots and red onion. Cook in the broiler for 5 minutes, then flip and cook another 5 minutes. Brush the glaze over the chicken and cook for another 4 minutes. Serve with Basic Couscous.

Chef Tips

In a pinch you could make this with canned apricots instead of fresh, just carefully rinse the syrup off them. Canned apricots are a great standby to have in your pantry for dishes like this and for some of our easy desserts.

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