The most finger-lickin chicken. This sweet-tart glaze also makes veggies, corn-on-the-cob, salads and whole grains super tasty – and healthier too.
As co-owner of The Recipe ReDux I was compensated by Libby’s to manage this recipe contest.
Need a magic sauce to make dinner disappear, fast?
This is it.
My kids adored the sweet-tart taste of this sticky Apricot Glaze. And luckily the recipe makes a good 2 cups. So you’ll have leftovers to drizzle over:
- Whole grains like brown rice or quinoa – then add chopped nuts
- Baked fish
- Ham sandwiches!
- Roasted potatoes, carrots, cauliflower or other veggies (thin with a bit of olive oil if needed)
And it’s made from a pantry staple at my house: Libby’s Apricot Halves (or Sliced Peaches). AD: The most finger-lickin' chicken. Sticky Apricot Glazed Chicken via @TspCurry #TheRecipeReDux Click To Tweet
With their bright orange color, it’s easy to see that canned apricots are packed with good nutrition. Brightly colored fruits and veggies are rich in antioxidants.
And this is also true for the spice turmeric. The bright orange color indicates it’s packed with the antioxidant curcumin. Turmeric is also one of the hottest trending spices this year. (link) So it’s perfect to pair with the canned fruit I always have on hand for a sweet snack or dessert. This recipe is part of our latest Recipe ReDux “Chic from a Can” contest with Libby’s.
So adding this glaze will actually increase the good nutrition in your chicken. Or, anything else you add it to: green salad is another example we loved. This recipe makes about 2 cups, so you’ll have a good half cup leftover after making the chicken.Print
Sticky Apricot Glaze for Chicken
The most finger-lickin’ chicken! Use the leftovers of this sweet-tart glaze on whole grains, salad, veggies – or of course more chicken.
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- 1 can Libby’s Apricot Halves
- 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic (about 1 small clove)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for grilling
- 2 pound bone-in, skin-less chicken thighs (about 4 pieces)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Drain about ½ cup apricot juice off out of the can of Apricot Halves and reserve for another use.
To make the glaze, add the remaining contents of the can of Apricot Halves to a blender; also add the following to the blender: turmeric, honey, soy sauce, garlic and 1 tablespoon oil. Blend until smooth. Remove ½ cup of glaze to use during grilling. Place remaining glaze in a small bowl to serve at the table with grilled chicken.
Heat oven to 375-degrees F. Brush chicken thighs with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spray a grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken on a grill pan about about 5 minutes on each side. Brush both sides of chicken with reserved ½ cup of Apricot Sticky Glaze; place grill pan and chicken in oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 165°F, about 10-15 minutes. (For juicier chicken, let chicken rest a few minutes before serving to allow for juices to be reabsorbed into meat.)
Serve with additional Apricot Sticky Glaze at the table.