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Have I extolled the virtues yet to you my loyal (or new reader if you stumbled upon me) readers about chicken thighs?  I won’t give you the full laundry list in this post, but suffice it to say they are inexpensive (versus the popular boneless, skinless chicken breast), full of flavor and you can prepare them a million different ways (just like the afore mentioned chicken breast).

Here’s another thing about this recipe that I love:  you can easily substitute other flavor preserves, such as raspberry, and then grill the chicken thighs for a completely different flavor but still very simple.  You’ll find most of the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator and bonus:  there are only 5 ingredients (not including salt and pepper).  So easy!

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs


3 tbsp apricot preserves

2 tbsp cider vinegar

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1-2 cloves garlic minced

5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat

Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste


Combine the preserves, vinegar, 1 tbsp oil and minced garlic using a whisk.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.  Heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in 12-inch (oven-proof) skillet over medium-high heat.  When pan is hot add chicken thighs and brown about 3-4 minutes.  Turn chicken and add apricot preserves mixture.  Remove pan from heat.  Bake in pre-heated oven until cooked through about 10 minutes. 

Yield:  3-4 servings