Apricot-Mustard Baked Chicken

Another keeper from the Dinner a Love Story cookbook!

Apricot-Mustard Baked Chicken

Total Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6


  • 6 to 8 Chicken pieces, skin-on (thighs or drumsticks), patted dry
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup Apricot jam
  • 1 TBSP Grainy mustard
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • Leaves Thyme (from two sprigs)


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and bake for 10 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is baking, whisk together the jam, mustard, water, thyme, and a little salt and pepper in a small saucepan over heat for about 3 minutes (the mixture should be slightly syrupy).
  4. Pull the chicken out of the oven and pour the sauce on top. Continue baking for another 15 minutes. For the last 3 minutes, place the chicken under the broiler on the top rack so it gets golden and crispy looking.

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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