Apricot-Dijon-Glazed Chicken

Published August 7, 2014 by thepinkgourmet

This is an easy but flavorful chicken recipe!  It only has 4 ingredients as well: Chicken Thighs, Apricot Jam(or preserves), Honey, and Dijon Mustard! This is a recipe you could make once a month and not get tired of!

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Apricot-Dijon-Glazed Chicken- Source

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 chicken thighs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

DIRECTIONS

  1. STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse chicken thighs; pat dry, and transfer to a baking dish. Season well with salt and pepper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Bring jam, honey, and mustard to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until thickened and reduced by half, about 15 minutes. Spoon apricot mixture over chicken thighs, spreading with back of spoon to coat evenly.

  3. STEP 3

    Bake chicken, basting with sauce from bottom of dish every 10 minutes, until juices run clear when chicken is pricked with a fork, about 30 minutes.

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After you salt and pepper your chicken thighs it is time to make the glaze.  Put your Apricot Preserves(Jam), Dijon Mustard, and Honey into a medium-sized sauce pan.  I also added a little cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar.

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Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce to medium-low and simmer till reduced to about half and thickens. This will take about 15-20 minutes.

 

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Then spread the glaze over the chicken thighs.  Bake in a 425 degree oven for about 30-45 minutes or until done.  I turned mine about halfway through the baking time.  Make sure you also baste the chicken with the sauce during the cooking time.

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This is what it looks like when it is done!  Doesn’t it look wonderful!

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I served mine with green beans and rice so I could put the sauce over the rice as well as the chicken! I hope you will enjoy this recipe!

I give this recipe  plus out of 4

 

 

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