Kosher Apricot Chicken

Chicken breast with apricot and rice
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  • 100 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 90 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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This kosher apricot chicken recipe is so simple and so good, it will quickly become your family's go-to Shabbat lunch recipe.

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. 

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. Oil a 13x9x2-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 together 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.
  1. 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.
  2. Serve it immediately.

Make It a Meal

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 749
Total Fat 49 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Unsaturated Fat 17 g
Cholesterol 229 mg
Sodium 2,650 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 70 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)