LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN

Published on: 04/12/2021
chicken breasts on silver serving platter with fresh green herb garnish throughout

chicken breasts on silver serving platter with fresh green herb garnish throughout

LEMON GARLIC-APRICOT CHICKEN

​This lemon garlic-apricot chicken is a recipe I have made and tweaked for years. It is spicy, sweet and sour — quite a tantalizing combination. It was originally for a slow cooker, and much more complicated. This is simplified and quick enough to prepare on a busy weeknight.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6

Equipment

  • large cast iron skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine apricot preserves, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili garlic sauce, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic and lemon juice with a whisk. Set aside.
  • Place large iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat for 2–3 minutes. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place in skillet.
  • Sauté chicken 3–4 minutes per side. Turn heat to medium-low. Add sauce and combine with chicken. Cover pan and cook 8–10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Spoon onto serving dish (or serve from pan!)Sprinkle fresh basil. Makes approximately 5-6 servings.

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