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Honey Apricot Glazed Chicken Recipe #ChooseSmart


My kids love chicken. If they could have chicken at every meal, they would. Since chicken has become one of my kids favorite meals, I have had to become creative with the different recipes I prepare. When Smart & Final asked me to create a recipe for their newsletter featuring their chicken legs or thighs, I could not help but jump on the project. I created a delicious and simple Honey Apricot Glazed Chicken Recipe.


When I went to Smart & Final, I brought my chicken specialist along with me, Ella. Ella wanted me to prepare a “sweet” chicken recipe for dinner. I had apricots on my mind, but since they are seasonal, I decided on using jarred preserves to create a delicious honey apricot glaze for the chicken.


Since I am a busy mom to three active young children, I cannot make a recipe that requires more than thirty minutes in the kitchen, so I designed this simple and delicious recipe. I was in the kitchen for less than 10 minutes preparing this easy to make dinner.


Smart & Final is having their chicken and thighs on sale for just 99 cents a pound starting on February 27th, making this recipe even more affordable than it already is.

Making the recipe is easy! All you will need is:

  • 1 cup of apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1 tsp. of ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 tea. salt
  • 1 value package of Smart & Final chicken legs



First mix the honey, apricot preserves, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper in a glass bowl.


Then dip the chicken legs into the mixture. Another option is to marinade the chicken in this mixture in a ziploc bag for up to 24 hours before cooking.



Next, place the coated chicken legs onto a clean baking sheet.


 Then broil in the oven at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the chicken is at 170 degrees measured with a meat thermometer.

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  1. This looks delicious and I love that your daughter helped!

  2. You need to put foil or preferably parchment paper under the chicken to cook so you don’t have to spend hours soaking and hoping to clean off the burnt sugars. Also you could bake this chicken and it’s much less likely to burn. Sounds good!

    • Donna you are right, and parchment paper works wonders. I love it

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  4. Thank you very much. I am a dad with a 19yr old college student and adopted volleyball teammates who are frequently staying over at our house. This recipe went down very well with the team (all 40 drum sticks.they may never leave.

  5. Looks good Shelby!! =) I can smell the glaze from here…

  6. SMART & FINAL is my regular shopping place. They have good bargins..

  7. I make a similar recipe except for baking rather than broiling and add canned peach halves to the baking pan for the last 1/2 hour of baking. I marinate the chicken in the peach juice for at least a few hours before baking. Makes a very pretty presentation for the table.

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