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Apricot Barbecued Chicken

A sweet glaze made with apricot preserves and barbecue sauce covers these tender chicken chunks served over rice, "This is such an easy tasty recipe," promises Cindy Novak of Antioch, California. "Best of all, our son Ryan loves it."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • Hot cooked rice


  • In a large skillet, cook chicken and garlic in oil until browned, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the apricot preserves, barbecue sauce, water and onion soup mix. Pour over the chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with rice.

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  • resalee
    Oct 23, 2020

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  • erinn624
    Apr 9, 2018

    I was hesitant to try this because of the apricot preserves, but boy am I glad I stepped out of my comfort zone! The combination of the preserves and barbecue sauce is so unique, and totally surprising. This dish is easy and delicious, and my family loves it!

  • JoanieK53
    Feb 18, 2018

    Very good. Used whole boneless breasts instead of chunks. Didn't have onion soup mix so used dried minced onions. This is good using pork tenderloin or pork chops. Didn't brown before baking when using chicken.

  • DHeitz
    Jan 11, 2014

    Was unsure of ingredients as well, but turned out very good and super easy.

  • robin powers
    May 30, 2012

    Was very skeptical when reading recipe ingredients. Glad I tried it. Quick & tasty!

  • KarenD903
    Feb 6, 2010

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