Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs

Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs

"I adapted this recipe from one of my family's favorite holiday appetizers for roasted chicken wings. They loved the glaze, so I tested it with bone-in chicken thighs. Now it's one of my go-to recipes for cookouts all summer long." —Mary Bone, Little Rock, Ark.

Cooking Light JULY 2009

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 thighs)


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup apricot-pineapple preserves
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 12 chicken thighs (about 4 pounds), skinned


1. Preheat grill.

2. Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds. Stir in preserves and the next 4 ingredients (through dried oregano); bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

3. Sprinkle chicken with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Combine chicken and 1/2 cup preserves mixture in a large bowl; toss well to coat. Arrange chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes. Turn chicken thighs over, and brush chicken with the remaining 1/4 cup preserves mixture. Grill an additional 5 minutes or until done.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 266
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 27.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 26.3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Cholesterol: 115mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 414mg
  • Calcium: 17mg

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