Wednesday, June 23, 2010

~ Chicken with Honey Dijon Apricot Glaze ~

Have you ever felt it was just too hot to make dinner? Well, yesterday was just that kind of day. In fact it was almost too hot to eat! I haven't been in the kitchen much since my surgery, so my husband is the one who gets stuck with deciding whats for dinner. Thank God he doesn't look at it as a punishment like I do! Remember, I'm the one who would rather do laundry then cook! He really enjoys it! He uses cooking as a kind of therapy after a busy day!

Instead of a frozen pot pie, which is something I might have throw in, this is what he created for dinner last night!

The chicken was so tender and juicy. There was a nice sweetness from the apricot preserves and honey and that little kick you get from the mustard really sealed the deal. He served the chicken with risotto (he used chicken stock instead of water), spears of veggies and fresh fruit!

Ingredients for Glaze on chicken

1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 jar of Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup Honey
brown sugar
4 breasts cut long wise = 8 pieces

Poke several holes in each chicken piece. Take salt, pepper and brown sugar and rub all over each piece of chicken. Let sit in dry mixture for 1/2 hour.

For glaze:

In a bowl, combine apricot preserves, mustard, and honey. Cook in microwave until fruit is melted and heated through.

Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover and grill until chicken is no longer pink, turning half way through cooking.

Remove each piece of chicken and dunk in glaze and return to grill for about 2 minutes and enjoy!


Michelle said...

Sounds delicious! I will have to try this recipe out! Thanks for visiting today. Love the peeks into your home on the side, very fun. I will probably find some more on that as I browse through your previous posts!

Jeanne said...

Looks delish Megan.....and you have a new look!!
I had to check if I was in the right place. Looks wonderful, congratulations on getting it all up and running.

Hope you are resting well :)


bicocacolors said...

Hi Megan,
it looks delicious!!
happy summer,
Elena, the spanish one

Diana Mieczan said...

Yummy...He did really well...I am going to write this down:)
Thanks sweetie and I hope you are doing good:)

Heather Allen said...

Hello! Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my blog! Ummm..I love your house and you have a Christmas tree up all year. You speak my love language (being that I own a Christmas shop). The colors in his room are asparagus and surf..they are just perfect! You have great style so if you see anything that would look good on his walls-point me in the direction!

Mrs. Chic said...

That chicken looks so yumm! I knowwhat you mean about days where its too hot too cook - on those days I go eat yogurt with all the toppings for dinner :) lol

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfectly yummy summer meal and how nice to have a husband who enjoys cooking! :-)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Oh yum! I use marmalade and apricot preserves on salmon and chicken all the time. Love it! I'll have to try out your recipe.

Tayebug said...

Oh that looks delicious, and how nice that your husband likes to cook!! That is a quite a score!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Megan,
I came over to thank you for your sweet message when my mom passed away and found that you've been dealing with your own big challenges!!! I was sorry to read about your ankle. All from tripping over your puppy? You poor thing!! I'm glad your stitches are out now and hope you are on the fast-track to recovery.
Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.
Mary Lou

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Yum yum - looks delicious.

The Zhush said...

That looks and sounds sensational! to check out the book reviews!

Mandi said...

I'm gonna try this Megan! Thanks!

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