Monday, June 15

Apricot Rosemary Glazed Roast Chicken

Summer has begun and one of my favorite summer fruits is apricot. It is fresh, juicy and portable. It's so easy to just pop one in your purse for a quick afternoon snack. I found a glaze recipe using orange and rosemary which sounded delicious, but I decided to change it up and use summer apricot instead. I used both apricot preserves and fresh apricot for added flavor. The glaze recipe is from Cooking from the seat of my pants, a great food blog to check out. I may have burned the skin of the chicken a bit, lets just call it extra crispy...

Apricot Rosemary Glaze
3 tbsp apricot preserves
1 tsp sugar
1/3 cup white wine
1 tsp fresh rosemary, 1/2 tsp dried

Chicken
1 3.5 lb whole chicken
olive oil
kosher salt
ground pepper
2 apricots
a couple sprigs of rosemary

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 Brush entire chicken with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Place sprigs of rosemary into inner cavity and apricot halves in between wings and thighs.
3 Place chicken in shallow baking dish on middle rack and bake for 30-45 minutes.
4 Combine all glaze ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat, stir.
5 Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half.
6 After 30 minutes, baste the chicken and apricots with some of the glaze. Repeating every 5 minutes until chicken is done, finishing the rest of the glaze.
7 Broil for last 2 minutes for a crispy skin.

19 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh, it's so pretty...and great flavors!

Kerstin said...

Gorgeous! The apricot glaze looks so flavorful. Welcome back, glad you had a great vacation :)

ASHLEA said...

That apricot chicken looks amazing. The apricots glaze makes it look perfect for summer! Yum!

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

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orangesparrow said...

looks so very good! mmmm...

unconfidentialcook said...

Extra crispy it is! That's one beautiful bird!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That chicken got me drooling...

Nutmeg Nanny said...

This roasted chicken loves divine!!! Wonderful flavors and fantastic pictures.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a scrumptious recipe! Mmmmhh, apricots and chicken... terrific!

Cherrs,

Rosa

Pam said...

What a fantastic idea...I've never thought to add apricots to my roasted chickens. It looks amazing.

pigpigscorner said...

The chicken looks gorgeous! I don't minf the black bits =P

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMM...your chicken looks fabulous!!!
I love it all,...

Grace said...

i've used apricot preserves with chicken before, but never a full fowl, just the breasts. i think the use of rosemary is fantastic, and i want to try this from start to finish!

5 Star Foodie said...

Apricot glaze sounds fabulous here!

goodfoodmatters said...

I like those extra crispy parts.
I don't have any apricots in the house, but your post has influenced me to try a variation with some plums and peaches that I do have.Thanks!

please sir said...

Super YUM!!!

Heavenly Housewife said...

This looks absolutely fantastic. I am feeling hungry now!!!

Resh said...

I am going to have to try this! i love roasted chicken and especially with apricots. YUM

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

Oooh yum yum YUM!!! What a great flavor combination!

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