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Golden Grilled Chicken Thighs with Apricots

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Marinate 2 hrs Grill 12 mins
Golden Grilled Chicken Thighs with Apricots
Ingredients
  • 1  pound  skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  •  Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup  apricot nectar
  • 6  tablespoons  apricot preserves
  • 4  tablespoons  snipped fresh mint
  • 1  teaspoon  olive oil + 1 tsp.
  • 1  tablespoon  sherry vinegar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  curry powder
  • 1  clove  garlic, minced
  • 4  medium  apricots, halved and pitted
  • 2  green onions, chopped
  • 1/4  cup  chopped pistachios
  • 1  tablespoon  Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  mustard seed
Directions

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. Place in large resealable plastic bag set in shallow dish. For marinade,in bowl combine half of the nectar, 2 tablespoons of the preserves, half of the mint, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, the vinegar, curry, and garlic. Pour over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. For charcoal grill, place chicken on rack directly over medium coals. Grill,uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (180 degrees F), turning once halfway through. Add apricots to grill, cut sides down, the last 5 minutes of grilling or until lightly browned. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover; grill as above.)

3. For sauce, in bowl combine remaining apricot nectar, preserves, mint, olive oil, the chopped green onions, 3 tablespoons of the pistachios, the mustard, mustard seed, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve chicken with sauce and apricots; sprinkle with remaining pistachios. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Golden Grilled Chicken Thighs with Apricots)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 348,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 94,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 33,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 23,
  • pro. (g) 25,
  • vit. A (IU) 1215,
  • vit. C (mg) 11,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 6,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 24,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 504,
  • Potassium (mg) 483,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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