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, trace 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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Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"This recipe sounds good. Has anyone tried grilling this?"

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!"

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)"

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2015

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

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