Grilled Apricot Chicken

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This Grilled Apricot chicken is unlike any other. So juicy, tender and full of flavor!You guys- this Grilled Apricot Chicken is one you need to put on your menus stat! Holy moly is it good. It is SO moist ( I hate that word so when I use it you know I mean business. lol), tender and juicy. And the flavor is outstanding. It totally knocked my food-loving socks off!

The sauce you brush on the chicken as it grills is beyond simple and so delicious. It turns a couple chicken thighs (which we’re new to even using) into one magical and mouth-watering meal. I couldn’t believe how different and flavorful chicken thighs were until trying them with this recipe. I’m a new convert for sure! 😀

Grilled Apricot Chicken! Using chicken thighs is something I'll always do now. So juicy and flavorful!


Grilled Apricot Chicken

Juicy and tender chicken thighs marinated in one delicious Apricot sauce!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Holly


  • 6 boneless chicken thighs remove skin if desired (or can use chicken breasts)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • coarse salt and black pepper to taste


  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place the fresh ginger, apricot preserves, soy sauce and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk until combined. Reserve 1/2 cup of the marinade and set aside.
  • Preheat outdoor OR indoor grill pan to medium heat. Oil grill with a paper towel soaked with olive oil.
  • Place seasoned chicken thighs on the hot grill. Grill for 5 minutes. Turn. Grill for 5 more minutes. Start brushing chicken heavily with the sauce turning after every 5 minutes until you've reached 20 minutes minutes total or chicken is cooked through in the center. Drizzle cooked chicken with remaining sauce and serve immediately. Enjoy!




Grilled Apricot Chicken is healthy and loaded with flavor!


An amazing and easy marinade for Apricot chicken!


A simple and delicious marinade for Apricot Chicken




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2 thoughts on “Grilled Apricot Chicken

  1. I made this tonight, and before adding the meat to the sauce, I dipped my finger in to give it a taste. Alone, the sauce is just okay. So “okay” that I almost thought about throwing it out and just making plain-ole grilled chicken. I’m so glad I didn’t, though because IT. WAS. AMAZING! I can’t believe this “meh” sauce tasted so much different once combined with the chicken and cooked. It was super super yummy!

    I didn’t feel like firing up the grill so I cooked it in my cast iron skillet instead. I served it with white rice and grilled carrots seasoned with honey and cayenne. What an incredible combination of flavors! I’ll definitely be making this again!

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