Original recipe for these apricot chicken thighs was for the microwave. I've adjusted it for a conventional oven but included directions for the microwave. So easy and tasty, yet low in calories!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
40 mins
2 1/2 pounds chicken thighs


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange chicken thighs in an 8x12-inch baking dish.

  • Combine apricot preserves, soy sauce, sherry, garlic, and ginger in a small bowl. Brush mixture over the thighs.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, basting chicken with the preserve mixture 3 to 4 times, until juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thighs should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Sprinkle green onions over thighs.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute peach preserves for the apricot preserves and lemon juice for the sherry if desired.

Microwave directions: Cook, covered with waxed paper, on high for 14 to 18 minutes until tender and juices run clear when tested with knife; occasionally brush chicken with remaining preserve mixture and rearrange chicken halfway through cooking.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 9.4g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 85.5mg; sodium 313.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
We liked it and didn't make any changes. Read More
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
I am on low sodium diet so I substituted 1 teaspoons toasted sesame oil plus one tablespoon balsamic vinegar for the soy sauce. My family who are nor on restricted salt intake enjoyed it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made it and both my wife and I loved it. Of course I made some slight changes, because that's what us cooks do. I added just a little heat, about a 1/2 teaspoon of Thai Chili Paste, and added some fresh grated ginger (1/4 teaspoon) to kick that up a little. It ended up tasting like a healthier version of General Tso's chicken. Also, after I took the chicken out of the baking dress, I put the baking dish bake in the oven and let the sauce really thicken; then I put a good spoonful of that on the chicken when serving it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This turned out excellent! Left out the ginger due to personal preference. Made a similar recipe as this on the same night and this one was hands down the better recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
We liked it and didn't make any changes. Read More