Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar

Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar

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"This chicken is cooked with apricots, balsamic vinegar, broth, and thyme. It's super yummy and a hit every time!"


55 m servings 327 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 327 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.6g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook in the hot oil until golden brown around the edges, but still pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, and cook for about 3 minutes more. Pour in the balsamic vinegar, bring it to a simmer, and allow it to reduce for a few minutes.
  2. Cut half of the apricots in half, leaving the others whole. Place the apricots into the skillet, and pour in the chicken stock. Bring to a simmer, then stir in the apricot preserves and thyme. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the apricots have softened, 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 101 Ratings


This is a nice and simple recipe for a quick weekneight dinner. I used a little more balsamic vineger than the recipe called for though. It helped to balance out the sweetness. This is a great r...

4.5 stars actually. This recipe was quick to prepare and turned out well. Instead of apricot preserves, I used apricot "simply fruit" which may have been a little less sweet...it had the right...

I didn't have dried apricots but I did have 3 fresh peaches on hand. I also used fresh sage. It's a keeper! Balsamic and fruit are a great combo.

We thought this was very good and will do it again in the future. Next time I make it I'm going to add some fresh chopped garlic to the mix shortly after the onions start cooking to give it ano...

We love this! I made it for supper this evening with rice and steamed broccoli. My husband had seconds. As one reviewer mentioned, it's a wonderful blend of sweet and savory. While it simmers, y...

Really enjoyed the mix of flavors in this recipe. We had canned apricots and grilled chicken that needed to be used, and this worked great. I substituted the canned apricots for dried and used t...

ehhhh it was ok...made exactly as written as I always do when trying something new...IF I were to make this again for sure cut back on the preserves!

This was not a winner in my household. My husband thought it was too sweet - even after I added the dijon as suggested. I don't think we'll make it again.

Enjoyed this recipe - served over couscous. I wanted a thicker sauce so I added a little corn starch slurry to it in the end and it thickened right up. It felt a little heavy on the thyme flav...