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With only a few ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, you can pull together this sweet, crispy, and juicy 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken for your busiest days!

A close up of apricot glazed chicken on a baking sheet

This recipe for 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken was originally posted in August, 2014. The photos were updated in May, 2017.

The start of the new school year is actually getting closer for us…I can almost taste it! Let’s just say that I’ve had a pretty difficult time this summer entertaining my older two boys with a baby in tow.

Nothing is easy! We’ve had plenty of travels, fun adventures, and family time, but it was not always smooth. I think that the kids are just as ready for school to start as I am!

Apricot glazed chicken on a baking sheet

And as we know, with the start of a new school year comes the return of busy weeknights, soccer practices, board meetings, and all of the other commitments that we find on our calendar.

That’s why it’s more important than ever to have some tasty dinner options that will please the masses without making you a slave to your stove.

An overhead shot of ingredients used to make apricot glazed chicken

Ingredients You Need To Make Apricot Glazed Chicken

I should clarify that this Apricot Glazed Chicken actually includes FOUR ingredients (if you count the chicken)! Math never was my strongest subject, but even I can count that high. ????

The apricot glaze is made with just 3 simple-yet-flavorful ingredients for a dinner that will fill your family’s tummies while saving you time!

Apricot glazed chicken on a baking sheet with a fork

Pop the glazed chicken in the oven and off you go to accomplish the other 9098342098088 tasks on your to-do list for the evening!

Cook’s Tips – 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken

  • Cooking Just for Two? This meal can easily be prepared in smaller quantities by cutting all of the ingredients in half. You can use only chicken breasts, only thighs, or only drumsticks if that’s an easier way to purchase 1.5-2 lbs. of meat. You will also want to cut the glaze ingredients in half. Cooking time should remain the same.
  • Want to Prep Ahead? There’s not much prep work involved at all, but if you want to get a head start you can whisk together the glaze in advance. Keep it covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week before using.

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A close up of glazed chicken on a baking sheet

3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken

5 from 13 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 619.8 kcal
With only a few ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, you can pull together this sweet, crispy, and juicy 3-Ingredient Apricot Glazed Chicken for your busiest days!

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 pounds bone-in skin-on chicken parts (breasts, thighs, drumsticks, or a combination)
  • 8 ounces  Catalina salad dressing
  • ½ jar (about 5-6 ounces ) apricot jam
  • 1 1 ouce envelope dry onion soup mix

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • For easy clean-up, line a roasting pan or a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Place chicken, skin-side up, on prepared pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 glaze ingredients.
  • Pour sauce over chicken and spread liberally on each piece.
  • Bake, uncovered, for about 1 hour, or until chicken is cooked through.

Notes

Cooking Just for Two? This meal can easily be prepared in smaller quantities by cutting all of the ingredients in half. You can use only chicken breasts, only thighs, or only drumsticks if that's an easier way to purchase 1.5-2 lbs. of meat. You will also want to cut the glaze ingredients in half. Cooking time should remain the same.
Want to Prep Ahead? There's not much prep work involved at all, but if you want to get a head start you can whisk together the glaze in advance. Keep it covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week before using.
Note: Nutrition information includes skin-on chicken and entire sauce recipe. While cooking, a lot of the sauce drips off, so nutritional stats will vary depending on how much of the glaze is actually consumed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/5th of the chicken + sauceCalories: 619.8kcalCarbohydrates: 35.9gProtein: 56.8gFat: 25.3gSaturated Fat: 7.3gCholesterol: 174.1mgSodium: 875.4mgSugar: 26.8g
Keyword: Apricot Chicken, Glazed Chicken
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: The Seasoned Mom
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  1. HI< Blair! The sauce did taste a lot better after sitting over night. I was wondering how I could use the remaining sauce as a marinade. I cooked two chicken breasts and the sauce was good with chicken but most of it slid off the chicken and was wasted because it just burned black. So, naturally the chicken was not as flavorful as I wished. i did forget to dry the pieces but it makes sense that the jam would melt and slide. Also, I think I will buy boneless, skinless, pieces to finish the sauce. So how would I turn the sauce into a marinade, how long should I marinade the boneless pieces, and how long should I bake the chicken and at what temperature? Thanks!