Experience the delectable fusion of sweet and savory with Homemade Apricot Chicken, a culinary delight that elevates your taste buds with succulent chicken bathed in a flavorful apricot glaze. This simple yet sensational recipe transforms everyday ingredients into a harmonious symphony of tastes, making it an ideal choice for a memorable family dinner or a special occasion.

The adventure begins by seasoning boneless, skinless chicken breasts with a touch of salt and pepper, followed by a golden sear in a skillet, infusing the meat with a rich and appetizing color. In the same skillet, a fragrant dance of finely chopped onions and minced garlic ensues, creating a savory foundation for the forthcoming apricot magic.

The star of the show is the apricot sauce—a symphony of apricot preserves, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, ground ginger, dried thyme, and a hint of optional red pepper flakes for a subtle kick. This velvety sauce envelops the seared chicken, transforming it into a succulent masterpiece. As the chicken simmers in this delightful concoction, the flavors meld, resulting in a tender and juicy dish that’s as visually appealing as it is mouthwateringly delicious.

Garnished with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for a touch of brightness, the Homemade Apricot Chicken invites you to savor each bite over a bed of rice, quinoa, or even cauliflower rice for a low-carb alternative. The dish stands as a testament to the art of crafting a balanced and indulgent meal that caters to various palates, leaving a lasting impression of culinary excellence. Whether prepared for a cozy family gathering or a more formal affair, this apricot-infused chicken is sure to become a cherished favorite in your repertoire of homemade delights.

Homemade Apricot Chicken:


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low-sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Season the chicken breasts with salt and black pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until the onion is softened.
  4. Stir in apricot preserves, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, ground ginger, and chicken broth. Mix well and let it simmer for a few minutes to combine the flavors.
  5. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet, spooning the apricot mixture over the chicken. Simmer for an additional 5-7 minutes to heat through and allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.
  7. Serve the apricot chicken over rice, couscous, or your favorite grain.

Approximate Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 4 servings):

Please note that these values are estimates and can vary based on specific product choices and portion sizes:

  • Calories: 350-400
  • Protein: 30-35g
  • Fat: 10-12g
    • Saturated Fat: 2-3g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 5-6g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 35-40g
    • Dietary Fiber: 1-2g
    • Sugars: 25-30g
  • Net Carbs: 33-38g
  • Sodium: 700-900mg (may vary based on the salt content of ingredients)