Protein Packed Apricot Chicken

Protein Packed Apricot Chicken

Protein Packed Apricot Chicken

This baked chicken recipe makes a quick dinner that is packed with protein and fiber. The apricot preserves give a fresh new flavor to your chicken that will leave you with delicious leftovers for a wholesome lunch. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 215 kcal


  • 1 cup fruit-only apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 2 lb organic chicken tenders


  1. In a medium to large skillet combine the apricot preserves, coconut aminos, vinegar, ginger, garlic and sweet paprika. Place over low heat and mix often for about 4 minutes. 

  2. Rinse the chicken tenders and place in a baking sheet. Pour the apricot mixture over the chicken, and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  3. Turn on the High broil. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a wire rack in the center of the sheet and arrange the marinated chicken in a single layer. 

  4. Place in the oven on the top rack. After 5 minutes, use tongs to flip the chicken. 

  5. Return to the oven for another 5-10 minutes. Allow the chicken to blacken slightly.

  6. Nutritional Analysis: 215 calories, 1g fat, 91mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 27g protein