Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken Recipe
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Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken Recipe

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Save yourself a trip to the store and check the fridge first. Chicken turns sweet and hot when you pull out the chili sauce, mustard and apricot preserves. —Sonya Labbe, West Hollywood, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half : 209 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein.


  1. Preheat broiler. In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.
  2. Place chicken in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Brush occasionally with preserves mixture during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken in Simple & Delicious April/May 2014, p3-7

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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modestcook User ID: 4044770 248572
Reviewed May. 24, 2016 Edited Aug. 23, 2016

"I did this recipe on my gas grill, it turned out perfect. I used Dijon mustard not hot mustard. That's the only change I made to the recipe. Will make it again for sure."

NikNwo11 User ID: 8054203 247915
Reviewed May. 6, 2016

"This is soooo yummy! Husband who likes spicy wanted more sauce to pour all over chicken (I had reserved some for that reason :)). I only had Sriracha Hot chili Sauce so I only used 1/3 - 1/2 of what was called for so the spice wouldn't get too out of control. I just kept tasting it, adding apricot if too spicy and Sriracha if not spicy enough! We served this with Grands biscuits and corn on the cob. A summertime hit!"

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 243278
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"I cooked this totally different but we loved it. Did it the easy way. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and browned in skillet. Mixed sauce ingredients and put in microwave until warm (I used apricot jelly) and poured over chicken and let simmer a bit spooning sauce over chicken pieces. We had it over rice and loved it! Definitely a keeper and used on a regular basis (pineapple would be good added as well)"

luigimon User ID: 1692040 227500
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Very good flavor.....I too made them in the crock pot and used bone-in thighs as that is what I had on hand. Love this recipe!"

mlpluess User ID: 7924281 223750
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

"Amazing! Made this on the grill. It's a keeper!"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 216427
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"I cooked this in the crockpot on high for 4 hours and then brought the sauce to a boil to thicken before serving. Great, easy dish!!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 126328
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Wonderful and surprisingly low in fat and calories. These will be a favorite."

karen walters User ID: 5323063 213129
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

"Very easy to make, nice balance of flavors, my family loved it, great as a last minute meal!"

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