Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken

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This easy meal requires only three ingredients and next to no time at all! Sweet apricot BBQ glazed chicken served over Basmati rice with a quick dusting of cilantro.

Apricot BBQ Glazed ChickenMarch is National Chicken Month.  I don’t know about you all, but I am always looking for new ways to make chicken.  I mean, we have it at least 2-3 times per week! How about you?  Well, this chicken here?  It’s not only yummy, it’s so easy, anyone could make it!  I made this chicken in my oven, however when it’s nice out, you should try it on your grill!

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Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken - An Affair from the HeartMy kids LOVED this chicken.  I think it would be one that even picky eaters would enjoy.  It’s hard not to love BBQ, but when you add those apricot preserves, it’s a wonderful sweetened up version that you will love.  Pinkie swear!  I served them over Basmati rice and dusted them with cilantro, but they would make a terrific accompaniment to a hearty mac ‘n cheese, or even on a bun!



Paisley Farm Four Bean SaladPerfect side dish?  Our favorite Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad.   Whether you doctor it up like this Italian Bean Salad, or serve it right out of the jar, you can’t go wrong.  This Four Bean Salad and Apricot BBQ Glazed chicken is perfect for anytime.  Now, when it’s still chilly outside, or even later when you can make the chicken on the grill and enjoy a nice picnic outside!

ITALIAN BEAN SALAD Four bean salad gets an Italian makeover with the simple addition of some fresh herbs, veggies and tomatoes.

Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad is a sweet blend of kidney, garbanzo, green, and wax beans accented with freshly diced onions and red peppers. It’s convenient straight from the jar goodness makes this one of their most popular items.  Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad  is colorful and delicious and can be served and enjoyed from gourmet table settings to summer picnics, and everywhere in between.

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Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken

Your favorite BBQ sauce and some apricot preserves and you’re well on your way!! You already have 2/3 of the ingredients here!

Sidebar — I don’t know what magic that jar of apricot preserves held, but it brought the dynamic duo running in full-on beg mode.  I am certain they have never had an apricot, so I don’t know what that was all about — but I knew the recipe would be a success.  I hadn’t even gotten the chicken out!

Apricot BBQ Glazed ChickenStir the two together and set aside.  Place the chicken on a rack over a cookie sheet lined with foil.  Bake for 10 minutes and flip the chicken over and start adding the sauce, in intervals and baking.

Apricot BBQ Glazed ChickenThe last round will get broiled to caramelize the sauce to the chicken.

Apricot BBQ Glazed ChickenServe it over Basmati rice with a sprinkling of cilantro and a side of Paisley Farm Four Bean Salad.  Dinner — Easy and Done. 

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Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken

Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken and rice on a white plate
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Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken

This easy meal requires only three ingredients and next to no time at all! Sweet apricot BBQ glazed chicken served over Basmati rice with a quick dusting of cilantro.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time37 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apricot BBQ Glazed Chicken
Servings: 8 - 4 ounce servings
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins chicken breast strips
  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • Olive oil salt and pepper
  • Basmati rice and cilantro for serving


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and top with a wire rack. Spray wire rack with non-stick spray.
  • Lightly brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken tenderloins on the wire rack. And place in the center of the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, flip over and brush the sauce on. Bake for 10 minutes, flip and brush the sauce on the other side. Bake 10 minutes more, Brushing the sauce on to coat the chicken. Turn oven to broil and keep pan in the center of the oven. Brush sauce on and broil til it caramelizes, flip and do the other side. Serve over Basmati Rice dusted with cilantro.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 220mg | Sugar: 12g

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  1. This whole meal is making my mouth water! Soooo simple and yes, I also cook chicken several times a week, so I’m always looking for new ways to serve it. This is an outstanding recipe!!

  2. This was so easy to make and it delivered for my family! Every single piece of chicken was devoured. Even the ones I had made to have the next day for lunch! Definitely going to add this to our rotation!

  3. Whats not to love about this dish! I love the sound of that glaze and lets be honest I could live off that Italian bean salad! Especially as the warm weather comes around! This is great!

  4. For such a versatile protein I am always stumped as to what to do with chicken! I think too many choices makes it even harder! This combination of sweet and smoky is to die for and super easy!!

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