Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken

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Photo: Becky Luigart-Staynor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Recipe from Cooking Light

Grilling chicken is an easy way to transform this humble food. You'll get the best results if you let the chicken stand out at room temperature before grilling.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves, skinned
  • 2 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
  • 2 chicken drumsticks, skinned
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
  2. 2. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. If using a gas grill, heat one side to medium-high and leave one side with no heat. If using a charcoal grill, arrange hot coals on one side of charcoal grate, leaving the other side empty.
  3. 3. Let chicken stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Place chicken, meaty sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray over direct heat; grill 5 minutes or until browned.
  4. 4. Turn chicken over; baste with apricot mixture. Grill 5 minutes over direct heat or until browned. Turn chicken over, moving it over indirect heat; baste with apricot mixture. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Turn chicken over; baste with apricot mixture. Cook 20 minutes or until done.
  5. Asian-Glazed Grilled Chicken Variation:
  6. Combine 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil, 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (or other hot chile sauce), and 3 minced garlic cloves, stirring well until blended. Prepare Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken, omitting apricot preserves, vinegar, olive oil, and garlic. Baste chicken with hoisin mixture after each turn. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half or 1 thigh and 1 drumstick).
  7. Calories 242; Fat 10.5g (sat 2.3g, mono 3.4g, poly 2.7g); Protein 26.6g; Carb 8.7g; Fiber 0.1g; Chol 82mg; Iron 1.1mg; Sodium 476mg; Calc 17mg.

Notes

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June 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 247
  • Fat: 10.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 26.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 82mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Calcium: 18mg