Kosher Apricot Chicken

Chicken Breast With Apricot and Rice
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 90 mins
Total: 100 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
749 Calories
49g Fat
2g Carbs
70g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 749
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49g 63%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 229mg 76%
Sodium 2650mg 115%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 70g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This kosher apricot chicken recipe is so simple and so good that it can become your family's go-to Shabbat lunch recipe quick.

It's a saucy dish is moist enough to serve the day after it's baked—perfect for Shabbat—and so easy to prepare. It also makes a good dinner for busy weeknights.

Just mix the marinade in the morning and let the chicken marinate in the fridge all day. When you get home from work, pop the dish in the oven, and prep your favorite sides or help with homework, do laundry, or any number of things while you wait for the chicken to cook. 


  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) chicken (cut into eighths, rinsed and patted dry)
  • 2 tablespoons paprika (more or less as needed to cover chicken)
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Oil a 13 x 9 x 2-inch or similarly sized baking dish. Arrange the chicken pieces in a single layer in the dish, and sprinkle generously with the paprika.

  2. In a small bowl, mix the apricot jam, mayonnaise, garlic powder, and pepper. Pour the sauce evenly over the chicken.

  3. Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil, place in the refrigerator, and let the chicken marinate for a few hours or overnight.

  4. Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C. Place the covered baking dish in the oven and bake the chicken for 45 minutes. Uncover the dish and bake for another 30 to 45 minutes, or until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked through.

  5. Serve it immediately.

Make It a Meal


  • This recipe is for bone-in, skin-on chicken, but you can take the skin off if you'd like. Use a meat thermometer to check that your chicken is fully cooked—the internal temperature should be 165 F.