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Apricot Glazed Chicken Breasts

apricot glazed chicken breasts
  • Prep: 10
  • Cook: 25
  • Serves: 4
Idaho is known for producing some of the best apricots in the country, thanks to the state’s warm summers, cold winters, and fertile soil. The apricots grown in Idaho are typically larger and sweeter than those grown in other regions, with a distinctive tangy flavor that sets them apart. This Apricot Glazed Chicken recipe is a popular dish in Idaho, especially during the summer months when fresh apricots are abundant. Locals look forward to this recipe all year because it combines two of the state’s signature ingredients – succulent, locally-raised chicken and juicy, flavorful apricots – into one delicious and satisfying meal.  

Categorized: Entrées


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until browned.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the apricot preserves, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

  • Pour the apricot glaze over the chicken, making sure that each piece is coated evenly.

  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the glaze is bubbly.

  • Remove from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.

  • Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with your favorite sides.