Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Asian Apricot Marinade AKA The Delicious Chicken

Posted by 6 years ago 9 Comments

Preparing for the toddler’s 4th birthday party I decided to make a new marinade and grill up some chicken. The husband pleaded with me to “go safe.” Translation: use tried and true store bought BBQ sauce.


I said, “Trust me, let me make something new.” :) And I whipped us an Asian inspired glaze/marinade using what I had on hand. I marinated the chicken overnight and grilled it today.


My mom was the first to try it and said, “It’s Delicious!” That became the phrase of the day. People would say “Have you tried ‘The Delicious Chicken’?” “Have a piece of ‘Delicious Chicken’, it’s delicious!” :) Nothing could have made me happier.

The husband? Well he conceded. Apparently my new marinade was better then boring old BBQ sauce. :~DAsian Apricot Marinade AKA The Delicious Chicken

  • 1/2 cup sugar free Apricot preserves (68g)
  • 2 tbsp rice wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 1 tsp olive oil (4g)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp dried chives

Whisk are all the ingredients together. I doubled for 5lbs of chicken (10 pieces.)

Put a little on the side to glaze with while cooking and pour the remaining in a large plastic bag. Add the chicken. Seal, removing as much air as possible.

Marinade for a few hours or overnight. Grill the chicken until done (vague I know but this post is about the marinate, not how to grill chicken- cooking times will vary greatly depending on what cuts of chicken you decide to use)

No nutritional information. Again it will vary depending on how you use the marinade.

See other recipes using: honey, olive oil, preserves, soy sauce

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    June 13, 2009

    sounds perfect for summer! thanks! ~Lisa Reply


    June 13, 2009

    That sure looks like DELICIOUS! Reply


    June 13, 2009

    YUM RONI!!!!!!!!! my mom makes an apricot chicken and she bakes it with chopped dried apricots on top too! it's my absolute fav. meal of hers.......... except her salmon!!! definitely comfort food!!!!!!!! :) Reply


    June 14, 2009

    This sounds really good and I think I'll make it for our 4th of July celebration! Reply


    June 16, 2009

    so is this marinade for 5 pieces chicken? I love apriocot preserves I use it for things like this all the time! I even spread it on my wraps =D Reply


    June 17, 2009

    Should be fine for five. Next time I plan on using it on some boneless chicken tenders. They are so small I could probably stretch it for about 10. Reply


    June 24, 2009

    This was delicious! I made it for some boneless skinless chicken breasts. The hubby forgot to baste while they were cooking, but still was delicious. Great idea, Roni! I love non-store bought marinades. Reply


    June 14, 2010

    This is like Alton Brown's marinade... Reply


    June 14, 2010

    really? I haven't seen his chicken marinade. I'll have to look it up. I'm a huge fan of his! Reply