Garlic Olive-Apricot Chicken

READY IN: 25hrs
Recipe by Lennie

Here's a dish for all the garlic lovers -- and olive lovers -- here at Recipezaar! Prep time includes overnight marinating.

Top Review by Happy Harry 2

I can't believe I'm the first person to rate this wonderful dish! You guys out there don't know what you are missing. I LOVED IT! I did do a little tweaking (who doesn't)..cut olive oil and brown sugar both to 1/4 cup, diced the apricots, and microplaned the garlic(watch your fingers!) I prepared the nite before and was able to make the other parts of my dinner ahead also. I served with Pommes de Terre au Lait #69848 (fancy sounding,but really easy to make) and Orange-buttered Brussels Sprouts #121052. Made a simple salad of sliced tomatoes and lettuce with a light lemon dressing. Did not even serve any type of bread and it was not even missed! Thanks for a great main dish that will be repeated many times in this household.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The night before, place the chicken breasts in a single layer in a large baking dish.
  2. Peel and finely mince the garlic cloves, and place them in a bowl.
  3. Add the spices, vinegar, oil, sliced apricots, olives, tomatoes and the bay leaves to the bowl; whisk together and pour over chicken.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. About an hour before dinner, preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Remove chicken from fridge, remove cover, and sprinkle brown sugar over breasts.
  7. Pour the wine around the breasts, then bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, garnish with the parsley, and serve immediately.

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