Heaven on a dish, this delightfully easy chicken recipe packs a tremendous flavor punch. The sweet and salty flavors of the olives and apricots are a dream, and the bit of caramelization from the chicken just makes this meal melt in your mouth.

If you aren’t a fan of apricots, this dish would work well with dried prunes or figs too. And I love how simple it is to prepare! I literally had it in my fridge within 5 minutes, then I just let it sit overnight, so by the time the next evening rolled around, I simply had to toss it in the oven and forget about it. Serve with your favorite salad or steamed veggies, and serve atop some warm, while wheat couscous if you have a few extra Points to spare.

olive and apricot chicken

Green Olive and Apricot Chicken Recipe

Calories272 kcal
Carbohydrates7 g
Fat10 g
Protein30 g
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time9 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: 6
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs - skinless, boneless
  • ¾ cup green olives
  • cup dried apricots - chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • cup sherry vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 ½ tbsp dried oregano
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine chicken, olives, garlic and apricots. Then, whisk together the oil and vinegar, oregano, and salt and pepper. Pour mixture over chicken, cover, refrigerate, and let marinate overnight.
  • Remove chicken from refrigerator 1 hour before cooking. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Pour chicken and any remaining marinade into a large baking dish. Pour the wine over the chicken, then sprinkle with the brown sugar.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, basting and turning the thighs every 20 minutes or so, until the juices run clear.

Notes

The entire recipe makes 6 servings
The serving size is 1 chicken thigh with sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 272 kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 7 g (2%)Protein: 30 g (60%)Fat: 10 g (15%)Saturated Fat: 2.5 g (16%)Fiber: 1.5 g (6%)Sugar: 4 g (4%)
Main IngredientChicken Recipes
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  1. Just wanted to thank you for this recipe. I’ve made it so many times over the years!

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