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Easy Apricot chicken

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 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 308kcal
Author Adapted from my Mom



  • additional apricot jam optional
  • additional sauce optional
  • crushed red pepper flakes optional


  • 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!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Apricot chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 163mg54%
Sodium 279mg12%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 396mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.4mg