Kicked-Up Store-Bought Whole Deli Chicken

"If you are looking for a way to kick up a plain whole roasted deli chicken, then this is it! The sauce takes minutes to prepare, just brush over the chicken and bake for 15 minutes. This makes a wonderful quick and easy weekday meal, double the sauce for 2 chickens. The 15 minute cooking time is for a warm or almost room-temperature fully cooked whole deli chicken. This is delicious!"
photo by Pam-I-Am photo by Pam-I-Am
photo by Pam-I-Am
photo by Pam-I-Am photo by Pam-I-Am
Ready In:


  • 2 tablespoons butter (or use vegetable oil)
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped (or use a small onion, finely chopped)
  • 1 -2 teaspoon fresh minced garlic (optional)
  • 12 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 12 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 12 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 whole deli rotisserie-cooked chicken (about 2-1/2 to 3 pounds)


  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat; add in shallots and garlic (if using) and saute for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in apricot preserves, lemon juice, hot sauce and Creole seasoning, reduce heat to low and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring with wooden spoon until heated through.
  • Place the deli chicken on top of a rack on a medium shallow baking dish, then brush the chicken all over with the prepared glaze.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Enjoy with rice if desired.

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  1. Wow! What a great way to kick up deli chicken...simple easy and full of flavor... added some hot sauce to recipe since hubby loves things hot... outstanding!!!
  2. I really loved the skin topped with the glaze, my chicken was just a little dry after cooking, I may have left it a little long & I have a fan-forced oven so will be more watchful next time.
  3. This was a delicious change from the same-old store bought rotisserie chicken. I made the glaze and tasted it - wasn't crazy about it on it's own. But when you taste it baked on the chicken, it's delicious! I really didn't taste much heat from the hot sauce (I used tabasco), so if someone likes it spicier, you might double that to 1 teaspoon. I also baked mine for 20 minutes instead of 15. Thanks Kittencal!
  4. A super easy way to add variety to plain chicken. My family really enjoyed this and we loved the garlic apricot flavour. Thanks, Kitten!
  5. Wow! Is this delicous. I haven't been this excited about a chicken recipe in a long time. :) I followed the recipe exactly, including the garlic. I had enough glaze leftover to serve some on the side of each plate. This was so good that I even ate the dark meat of the chicken, which I normally don't do. Thanks for posting it, Kittencal.



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