Spicy, Sweet & With an Attitude

I was in the mood for something fruity & sweet for dinner and found this recipe for Apricot Honey Chicken. The recipe looked like it needed a bit more complexity and attitude. So with a few changes noted below, we had success! Dinner definitely hit the spot because the sweet flavors of the honey and apricot preserves paired well with the bite and kick of the ginger and chili paste. I served this with brown jasmine rice and steamed broccoli.
Here's my adapted recipe for Spicy Apricot Honey Chicken:

1/3 cup dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
4 bone in chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon of Thai chili paste
salt & pepper to taste

1. Blend mustard, preserves, ginger and chili paste. Marinate chicken in mustard mixture for at least an hour or even overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with foil or parchment. Place marinated chicken on lined baking sheet and baste with marinade.

3. Bake chicken in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until juices run clear.

*You can also grill the chicken if you'd like!


  1. OOOH Yummy. I just saw some apricot preserves in the pantry!! I will have to make this. :)

  2. YUM, Joelen!! This looks amazing - I'll definitely have to give it a try!!

    -Amy (Aggiesgirl06)

  3. oooohh that sounds awesome!

  4. This looks amazing. I love the heat of the chili paired with the sweet preserves. Thanks for sharing your chicken with 'tude ;)

  5. this looks and sounds delicious! i'll have to try it!

  6. That looks so pretty! And sounds fabulous.

  7. I make a similar chicken dish just using the apricot preserves and dijon mustard. I love the way you kicked it up with the ginger and chili paste. I'll have to try it that way next time I make it.

  8. Mmm. Those flavors sound great together.

  9. I just love the way fruit compliments chicken.

  10. That sounds really great!

    I've been so busy lately, I've been MIA from the WC board. Hope you're doing well!

  11. I love love love sweet and spicy

  12. I'll prefer grilling it rather than baking it .It will make the dish more crispy.

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  13. apricot, honey and chicken.;this is so yummy!!