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Spicy Apricot Chicken Thighs Recipe
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Spicy Apricot Chicken Thighs Recipe

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Chicken thighs are inexpensive and make a great dinner for a large group. The apricot glaze gives the meat a tempting gloss and the few minutes in the broiler crisps the skin to perfection. Leftovers are great the next day, too! Just turn oven on 375° and heat chicken for 10-15 minutes.—Marcy Gallinger, Deer Park, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary or 1 tablespoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 bone-in chicken thighs (about 5 pounds)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken thighs with 4-1/2 teaspoons sauce equals 626 calories, 29 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 950 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 46 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients; rub over chicken. Place chicken, skin side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°-175°.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine sauce ingredients; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn chicken. Spoon some sauce over chicken. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until browned. Turn chicken again; baste with sauce. Broil for 2-3 minutes longer or until browned. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Apricot Chicken Thighs in Taste of Home Winning Recipes 3 2012, p147

Nutritional Facts

2 chicken thighs with 4-1/2 teaspoons sauce equals 626 calories, 29 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 163 mg cholesterol, 950 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 46 g protein.

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. 27, 2014

Love all the spices in this meal,so delicious!!

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