Apricot Glazed Chicken
I made it back to the kitchen. As it turns out, time away really does pay off. After eating frozen pizzas and grilled cheese sandwiches for a week, I started craving some real food. Then I dug in the pantry and the freezer to see what I had on hand, and voilà! Apricot Glazed Chicken! Oh, and it’s as good as it looks, too.
2 whole bone-in chicken breasts (or 4 halves)
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/4 cup honey
3 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
2 tbs brown sugar
2 tsp hoisin sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp orange zest
1/2 tsp ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350º Combine honey through ginger and set aside. Remove skin from chicken and place chicken in a baking dish. Lightly salt chicken, then pour apricot glaze over chicken. Bake for 40 minutes, then baste and place under broiler for another 3-5 minutes*.
* This could also be cooked on an outdoor grill.