3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken

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  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, or more olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam/preserves
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • Dry roasted almond slices, lemon zest and chopped Italian parsley for garnish


    Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Heat a large (12 inch) cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

    Season the chicken on all sides with salt, pepper and sweet paprika.

    Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the hot pan.
    Sear the chicken thighs on both sides, beginning with skin side down, until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes per side.

    Remove the browned chicken from the pan and set aside on a sheet tray.

    Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter, cooking until melted, followed by the onions and garlic.
    Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and sauté until fragrant and slightly softened, about 6 minutes.

    Using a wooden spoon, stir in the tamari, apricot preserves, lemon zest, white wine and chopped apricots, making sure to loosen any brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
    Simmer for about 6 minutes to let flavors infuse.
    Nestle the browned chicken into the sauce.

    Place the skillet into the preheated oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165°F, about 25-30 minutes.

    Serve the chicken over mashed potatoes or cauliflower mash, spoon some of the pan sauce over the top and sprinkle with almond slices, lemon zest and chopped parsley.

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    1. M

      Tried this for the first time as a party appetiser. Everyone was seriously impressed. So tasty, healthy and easy!

    2. M

      Unfortunately it is not in my taste.I do not recommend it.

    3. d

      I've made this several times…so good! it turned out delicous. Thanks for this recipe!!!!

    4. V

      So months later I finally found time to make this five minute recipe.

    5. A

      I will be trying it

    6. V

      It's very tasty and very easy to cook,

    7. M

      I made these for thanksgiving, people said they were good.

    8. L

      Hi there -- just wanted to say thanks for the recipe.

    9. S

      These were easy and delicious.

    10. M

      Made this today for my family - they loved it!

    11. P

      I think this recipe was amazing!

    12. P

      Love, love, love it.Made it twice now

    13. L

      Thank you for a delicious recipe

    14. B

      Oh my goodness this is the most amazing recipe ever!

    15. L

      I made this for a party this weekend and it was a great hit!

    16. R

      Made this tonight and it was wonderful!

    17. B

      Thank you so much for this recipe!

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