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This honey balsamic apricot chicken is a flavorful one-pan meal! It’s paleo, gluten-free, and AIP-friendly.

 

Honey Balsamic Apricot Chicken

Chicken thighs are always a popular choice in my house. They’re cost-effective, versatile, and easy to turn into a unique one-pan meal like this honey balsamic apricot chicken! These chicken thighs are so tender and delicious, simmered in a yummy sauce made with balsamic vinegar, raw honey, and dried apricots for the perfect balance between sweet and savory!

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How to Make Honey Balsamic Apricot Chicken

  • Combine the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.

  • Crisp the chicken thighs in a pan and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and saute the onion until translucent.
  • Pour the sauce into the skillet and return the chicken to the pan. Bring the sauce to a low simmer and place a lid on the pan, allowing to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and add the dried apricots and thyme, fully submerging the apricots in the liquid. Allow to simmer and reduce for another 8 minutes.
  • Serve fresh with a side of your choice, topping the chicken thighs in sauce.

 

What can you have as a side with this recipe?

  • A simple side salad
  • A baked sweet potato
  • Cauliflower rice (or white or brown rice if tolerated)
  • Quinoa (if tolerated)

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Honey Balsamic Apricot Chicken


  • Author: Michelle
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

This honey balsamic apricot chicken is a flavorful one-pan meal! It’s paleo, gluten-free, and AIP-friendly.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Using a small bowl, combine the broth, balsamic vinegar, honey, coconut aminos, and garlic powder. Set aside.
  2. Using a large skillet, heat the avocado oil over medium-high heat. Pat the chicken thighs dry and place in the hot skillet skin side down. Cook for 10-12 minutes, then carefully turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Carefully transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and saute the onion until translucent.
  4. Pour the sauce into the skillet and return the chicken to the pan. Bring the sauce to a low simmer and place a lid on the pan, allowing to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid and add the dried apricots and thyme, fully submerging the apricots in the liquid. Allow to simmer and reduce for another 8 minutes. The chicken should have an internal temperature of 165 F.
  6. Serve fresh with a side of your choice, topping the chicken thighs in sauce.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 661
  • Fat: 48.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.7g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 38.5g