Honey-Mustard Apricot Chicken Recipe
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Honey-Mustard Apricot Chicken Recipe

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This tender chicken has such a short prep, you'll practically want to ring the dinner bell before you start cooking! —Janet Pavkov, Barberton, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup honey mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Dash each salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half equals 235 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, apricot preserves, ginger, salt and pepper. Place the chicken on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Spoon half of the mustard mixture over chicken.
  2. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 4 minutes. Turn; brush with remaining mustard mixture. Broil 3-4 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Apricot-Honey Chicken in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p32

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"To answer Scotland1 -- honey mustard is a sweet mustard sauce; you can make your own with 1/4 cup honey, 1/4-1/2 cup strong mustard, and approximately 2/3 cup mayonnaise or yogurt (if you will use it quickly).

Thanks Janet...I liked this recipe a lot. A similar recipe that my family likes is to use yellow hot dog mustard straight out of the bottle with apricot or peach preserves at a 1:2 ratio...1 part mustard to 2 parts preserves. coat raw chicken (reserve some out for sauce at the table) with mixture and grill or bake until chicken juices run clear. To make it extra yummy, wrap boneless chicken with bacon before coating with sauce."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2015

"Recipe sounds very good. I have never heard of Honey-Mustard before. Just what is Honey Mustard? Someone please let me know. Thank You"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"I made this recipe for dinner & my family loved it. It was easy & quick. I'm alwasy looking for chicken breast recipes & this one is a winner!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"This was definately quick and easy. I used chicken tenders instead of breasts so they cooked fast. The taste of mustard overshadowed the apricot a little more than I thought it would, but it was still good and my 6 year old loved it. Will add to my recipe box and make again!"

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