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Baked Chicken with Dried Fruit

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 5 mins
Yield Serves: 4
"My mom used to serve this easy-but-special dish at dinner parties, and now I do, too."Jenny Cohen Kabaker, 29, Los Angeles

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries
  • 3/4 cup pitted prunes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 4-lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt and pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 598
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 48 g
  • carbohydrate 63 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 171 mg
  • sodium 491 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a small saucepan, combine fruit, mustard, juice and vinegar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick, about 5 minutes.

  2. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil; mist with cooking spray. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place in pan. Pour fruit mixture over and around chicken. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh reads 165°F, about 1 hour. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.