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Jezebel Chicken Thighs

This easy-to-prepare, sweet and spicy baked chicken dish is a quick favorite that we make throughout the year. Tender and moist, it's a filling dish for busy weeknights. —Judy Armstrong, Prairieville, Louisana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons horseradish sauce
  • 4 green onions, sliced, divided


  • Sprinkle chicken with seasonings. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken on both sides, beginning skin side down. Remove from pan, reserving drippings.
  • In same pan, saute shallot and garlic in drippings over medium-high heat until tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir in preserves, broth, horseradish sauce and half of the green onions. Add chicken; cook, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 170°-175°, 10-12 minutes.
  • To serve, spoon sauce over chicken; sprinkle with remaining green onions.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh with 2 tablespoons sauce: 380 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 474mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.
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  • sanmike1
    Aug 4, 2020

    Awesome. Entire family loved this recipe. I predominantly do breasts so it was a nice change of pace to do thighs. I thought the horseradish cream would overpower the recipe but it did not. The sauce is divine, not hot spicy but very flavorful!

  • Favi
    Aug 4, 2020

    Absolutely delicious and easy recipe! Even my picky 5 year old gobbled it up. The sauce was not spicy. But very tasty.

  • JAN
    Jul 27, 2020

    We made this recipe with boneless skinless chicken breasts. It was delicious and not very "putzy". Will definitely add it to our recipe rotation.

  • asnunez
    Jul 27, 2020

    Amazing flavors! Definitely a keeper. Next time We make it, We’ll be doubling the sauce. Serving it with Chicken Broth Rice.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Sep 15, 2019

    These chicken thighs are delicious. I was afraid they would be too spicy but they were perfect. Be sure to spoon some of the sauce over the chicken when serving. It smells strong while cooking but it is not spicy at all. I used two extra large chicken thighs for the two of us and it was perfect.

  • justmbeth
    Sep 18, 2017

    I doubled the sauce as previous reviewer did but otherwise kept to the recipe. Flavor was good, not overly tangy.

  • annrms
    Apr 12, 2017

    We enjoyed this tasty and easy to make recipe. Love the sweet and spicy taste of the sauce. I used 8 thighs, but used the amount of sauce called for in the recipe. I did not use the oil; instead, I browned the thighs in a non-stick skillet. I drained all but 2 tablespoons of the fat instead of using all of it. I also seasoned the thighs and let them sit in the refrigerator before cooking. I used sugar-free apricot jam and freshly made horseradish instead of horseradish sauce to save on the calories. Will make this recipe again.