Baked Sweet Charcoal Grill Flavor Chicken

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by ChefWhiz

The sweet secret in this easy, quickly made dish is the apricot preserve. Mixed with the French dressing and dry onion soup mix, it creates a coating that, when baked, gives a charcoal grill-like taste while the baking retains more moisture and juciness than grilling does.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 chicken thighs, skins on
  • 12 cup French dressing
  • 12 cup apricot preserves or 12 cup jam
  • 12 ounce dry onion soup mix (1/2 pkg. usually)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine French dressing, dry soup mix, and jam. Mix together well.
  3. Place chicken thighs in baking dish.
  4. Pour apricot mixture over chicken.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes.

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