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Apricot-Glazed Chicken

This deliciously messy chicken is brushed with simple apricot glaze punctuated with hot pepper that produces a gorgeous amber lacquer when roasted.

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup apricot jam
  • 3 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into parts (about 6 pounds)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine the jam, mustard, vinegar, olive oil, and cayenne. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, then brush with the glaze.

  3. Step 3

    Roast, basting with the glaze, for 10 minutes. Turn the chicken and roast for 10 minutes more. Baste the chicken with the glaze and roast 5 minutes more, or until the glaze is just crisp.

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