Apricot Barbecued Chicken

"This looks so scrumptious and sweet, I can't wait to try it. It's from the Jan/Feb issue of Taste of Home's Quick Cooking magazine, and it's supposed to be very kid-friendly!"
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  • In a large skillet, cook chicken and garlic in oil until browned, about 6 minutes.
  • Transer to a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
  • In a bowl, combine the apricot preserves, barbecue sauce, water, and onion soup mix; pour over the chicken.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  • Serve with rice.

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  1. Oh Kree...I made you BBQ chicken for dinner, I just cannot say enough about it, it was so delicious!. I made mine with thighs and legs, and doubled the sauce recipe, (added more garlic then stated) what a wonderful dinner we had. I served it with brown rice....this chicken recipe is is highly reccomended, and so easy to put together. Thank you Kree for posting, I will be making this often...KC :-)
  2. Oh my, this is delicious, we ate the whole thing. I Made the recipe just like it said except, I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Delicious served over rice. I will be making this again & often DH loved it. Thanks Kree.
  3. This was quick, easy, and tasty. It was a nice variation on the Catalina dressing and apricot preserves or Catalina and cranberry sauce chicken recipes I have made in the past. The only changes I made were to add a couple extra cloves of garlic and some black pepper. Served it over rice with some steamed broccoli. (13)
  4. Simple and quick. I had all the ingredients already in my kitchen and my family loved it.
  5. Saved dinner! I went to make a recipe that I made eons ago, but must have copied it wrong and it was a mess! Was low on time and ingredients, and really wanted a sauce with apricot preserves. Some how I found this! And some how I had everything for it! Including about 1/4 cup honey bbq sauce left. Made with drums and Fiance thought it was great! Little did he know I scrambled 30 minutes earlier to just get something in the oven!! Very good! Very simple!


  1. I made this dish last night just the way the recipe is written. YUM! I don't see this serving 4-6 people though. This would maybe serve 2 with average appetites. Non-the-less, it was tasty. It may even be good on a toasted hamburger bun, or substitute the chicken with shredded beef or hamburger. I'm thinking the sauce alone would be a great sweet-tasting baste on ribs. So many possibilities! I will make this again. I'm always up for something easy and yummy!


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