Apricot-Glazed Chicken Thighs


A dash of cayenne pepper keeps the sticky glaze for this chicken thigh recipe from being too sweet.

apricot glazed chicken thighs

BHG / Ana Cadena

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • ¼ cup apricot spreadable fruit, large pieces snipped

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced (1 tablespoon)

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (3 1/2 to 4 pounds total)


  1. Place oven rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat oven to 400°F. For glaze, in small saucepan combine spreadable fruit, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and cayenne. Heat over medium-low heat until spreadable fruit is melted. Remove and stir in vinegar; cool.

  2. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil. Arrange chicken in single layer. Pour apricot glaze over chicken, turning pieces to coat. Arrange pieces skin sides up. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until done (175°F in thickest part) and tops are browned, brushing with glaze two times during baking. Skim fat from pan juices; serve juices over chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

483 Calories
31g Fat
15g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 483
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 193mg 64%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 2.3mg 12%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 367mg 8%
Folate, total 4.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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