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Under 30 Minutes

Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken

A two-ingredient topping transforms plain-Jane poultry into a tangy treat for the whole gang.

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  • Servings: 4
Spicy Apricot-Glazed Chicken

Source: Everyday Food, September 2008


  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 ounces each)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. In a small bowl, stir together jam and red-pepper flakes; set glaze aside.

  2. Place chicken on an aluminum-foil-lined baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Broil until chicken begins to turn opaque, 5 to 6 minutes.

  3. Brush glaze on chicken. Broil until glaze is browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of chicken registers 165 degrees, 4 to 5 minutes more.

Reviews (5)

  • sobell475 24 Jan, 2011

    I jazzed it up a bit. Used 1/2 cup of apricot jam, 1/2 Tbls of Dry Onion Soup mix, red peper flakes and lite soy sauce. Mix all together and then I sauted my chicken breast (or you can bake) towards the end I poured the sauce of the chicken until it gets a nice thick glaze. Also have stir fry red/yellow/orange peppers chuck into chuncks, with chunks of red onion and fresh sliced mushrooms. It turned out great. Serve rice on side.

  • annadanielle 18 Oct, 2010

    Didn't do much for me, very bland if you follow the recipe as is. Would not make again.

  • sanbere 2 Jan, 2009

    A very simple and yummy dish!!!

  • sanbere 2 Jan, 2009

    A very simple and yummy dish!!!

  • eadavenp 28 Sep, 2008

    I made this for dinner tonightn n It was pretty tasty, but I had a slight problem with the glaze sort of jumping off the chicken when it was under the broiler. The parts of the chicken that kept the glaze were very tasty and I would definitely make it again.

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