Bourbon Apricot Chicken

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Chicken is on the weekly menu at least twice every week – it is so easy to make into any style of food, any flavor profile, and any kid happy! With a good marinade, you can totally boost the flavor punch just by having a bit of forethought to get it going. The simple marinade for this Bourbon Apricot Chicken is a little sweet, a little spicy, and totally yum!

Some people find marinades to be difficult because they think that meat has to sit for hours to be effective – so not true! As long as your marinade has solid flavor (try not to add water ever) then 30 minutes will still achieve a full depth soak. You want to make sure that you have all piece of the meat covered. This usually works best if you use a shallow dish (like a glass baking dish) instead of bowl. This allows for more even coverage. Another really good tip for marinade success – put it in the fridge! The cold helps it soak in better.

Bourbon Apricot Chicken

I used my stove top grill pan for this. You could put it on your regular grill. Or you cold cook it in the oven – just be sure to put it on a cooking rack on top of the baking sheet so that you get a crispier outer layer. I love my grill pan because I get the same beautiful char marks as going out the grill without having to – you know – GO OUT to the grill! I found mine at Costco, but you can get one on Amazon too.

This chicken recipe pairs super well with my simple Corn Soup (get the recipe here!). You could also serve it over a hearty green salad or with some Whipped Cauliflower.

Corn Soup & Bourbon Apricot Chicken
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Bourbon Apricot Chicken

The simple marinade for this Bourbon Apricot Chicken is a little sweet, a little spicy, and totally yum!
Course Main Course
Keyword apricot, bourbon, Chicken, Chicken Dishes, Chicken Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 378kcal

Equipment

  • Grill Pan

Ingredients

  • 8-10 Chicken Thighs bone-in, skin removed
  • 1 cup Apricot Preserves
  • 1 Scallion chopped
  • 2 Garlic Clove minced
  • cup Bourbon Whiskey I used Jim Beam
  • ¼ cup Lime Juice
  • 1 tbsp Coco Aminos
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients except chicken. Then add chicken and toss until well coated. Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat Grill Pan to medium-high. Once ready, cook chicken thighs for 8-10 minutes on each side (depending on size).

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.4g | Protein: 25.9g | Fat: 13.4g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 302mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 23.3g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

4 thoughts on “Bourbon Apricot Chicken

  1. Richella J. Parham – Durham, NC – Author and speaker. Founder of ImpartingGrace.com. Vice Chair of Renovaré. Author of Mythical Me: Finding Freedom from Constant Comparison (InterVarsity Press). Happily married to my college sweetheart and mom to three young adult sons.
    Richella J. Parham says:

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe–I’ve pinned it for future reference.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  2. Sunshine – Tennessee – Home educating mom of three amazing fellows, homeschool and homestead blogger, herb gardener, flower lover, cat collector, follower of Jesus, and happy wife! Blogger at https://www.LessonsAndLessons.com https://www.RidgeHavenHomestead.com
    Laurie L Cover says:

    Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Homestead Blog Hop!

    Happy cooking!

    Blessings!
    Laurie

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