Spicy Apricot Glazed Chicken

Recipe courtesy of the Learning Kitchen at UW Health at The American Center.

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  • ½ cup low sugar apricot preserves 
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped 
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce 
  • 1 Tbsp. dry mustard 
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt + more to taste 
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper + more to taste 
  • 4 chicken breasts (about 5 lbs.) 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine preserves, dried apricots, garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper, and mix well to combine. 
  3. Sprinkle chicken breasts with additional salt and pepper, and place in a baking dish; cover with half of the apricot glaze. Place the peach halves around the chicken. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, stopping halfway to cover with remaining peach glaze, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. 


Serves 4


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