This 5 ingredient One Pan Easy Apricot Chicken recipe is a simple and quick meal. It uses staples you’d have in the house, like apricot jam and butter, as well as a package of chicken thighs. I serve it with instant brown rice and some frozen veggies for a quick make ahead or weeknight meal. It freezes well.
Course dinner, main, Main Course
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour5minutes
Author Adapted from my Mom
2lbsboneless and skinless chicken thighs chicken breasts can be substituted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray an oven safe dish (casserole dish or small roaster) with non-stick cooking spray and place chicken on bottom
In a separate bowl, microwave butter for about 45 seconds, or until melted. Then whisk in apricot jam, dijon mustard and sweet red chili sauce. Pour over chicken
Bake for 1 hour, turning halfway through baking
*Note: You will end up with quite a bit of sauce, but I find that I really don't need it all. And using less sauce will, of course, reduce the calories and fat in this recipe.*Note: You may also want to dab some additional apricot jam and spoon some sauce onto the chicken before serving to make it look more appetizing!
Easy Apricot chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.