There are a lot of things people don’t tell you about being a parent. The soaring joys, the painful failures, the bodily functions DEAR GOD THE BODILY FUNCTIONS.
Suffice it to say, I’m a little behind here because both kids got the stomach flu last week. We’re returning, however, to normalcy this week. Both kids were shocked and appalled to get dressed and go to school this morning as opposed to hanging out in pjs watching tv all day. Apparently anything is worth not having to go to school when you’re 10. Even when he was dry heaving, I could see it in his eyes, “Totally. Worth. It.”
As we’re easing tummies back into the world of “real food” the litmus test is Little Caesars. If you’re well enough to choke that down, you are well enough to return to regular food.
This tender chicken with its sweet and tangy glaze that is a family favorite that fast and easy enough for weeknights. The kids will love it because it’s sweet, but it’s not too sweet for you. I don’t have a huge sweet tooth so when I make Apricot Glazed Chicken, I definitely add something savory/tangy/salt/umami-y , in this case soy sauce, to give it more balance.
Giving the glaze a quick run in the microwave, reduces it just enough to make it sticky for the chicken and finishing it in the broiler seals the deal.
Leftovers make a great Apricot Chicken Salad and this glaze is also great on wings.
Side Dish – goes great with any kind of rice, grain or cous cous and a green veg.
Wine – Here’s the thing: when you have something sweet to eat, in theory the wine should always be sweeter. If you go that way then enjoy Apricot Glazed Chicken with a gewűrtz, reisling, or muscato. If you’re not in to sweet wine, have a chard/sauv/grigio and critics be damned.
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- 4 thin chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 2 teaspoons oil
- ½ cup apricot jam/jelly/preserves
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic
- Heat oil in an oven safe 12" saute pan over medium high heat.
- Salt and pepper chicken breasts and add to saute pan.
- Cook for five minutes or until golden brown.
- While chicken cooks, stir preserves, soy sauce and garlic together in a glass measuring cup and microwave for one minute, stirring a couple times during microwave time.
- Move oven rack to just below broiler and turn broiler on.
- Flip chicken and pour glaze over.
- Broil for two minutes or until chicken is cooked through.