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Bring the sweet flavor of apricot jam to the table in this oven-baked chicken dinner. Simmer the five-ingredient sauce for 15 minutes, then pour over chicken and bake for an hour.

Sara Quessenberry
Recipe by Real Simple June 2006

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Credit: Beatriz Da Costa

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prep:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 400° F.Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes, jam, vinegar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 15 minutes.Meanwhile, rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Arrange the pieces in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish and season with the remaining salt and pepper. Pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken. Roast, spooning the sauce over the chicken once, until the chicken is cooked through, about 1 hour.Tip: Tired of chicken? Try spooning this tangy, tomatoey barbecue sauce over pork chops, shrimp, or salmon.

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Nutrition Facts

738 calories; calories from fat 56%; fat 46g; saturated fat 13g; cholesterol 207mg; sodium 1398mg; carbohydrates 28g; fiber 2g; sugars 16g; protein 53g.
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