I love barbecue chicken, but I’m no good on the grill (that’s my husband’s territory), so instead I use this recipe for barbecue apricot chicken that I can cook on my stove top. I should note, however, that you can totally do this on the grill too if you prefer, but you have that option as well. If you have read this blog before, you know that, while I DO love chicken, I’m also the first to admit that it can get very boring VERY quickly. This recipe, though, is anything but boring!

It’s a very easy recipe to follow and between the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and the apricot preserves this dish will make your kitchen smell wonderful and the chicken will taste moist and delicious.  The sauce has such a great flavor and can be used on pork or shrimp if you don’t want chicken. Let’s face it, this recipe is really ALL about the sauce! This is a perfect meal for any night, just add pasta and/or a salad and you’ve got a great meal that your family will love!

Here’s what you need:

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1/3 cup apricot jam or preserves
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 4-pound chicken, cut into pieces

This delicious recipe comes to you today thanks to myrecipes.com. This sauce can transform just about anything! What else would you use it on? I’d like to know your ideas and suggestions, but first, you should try it on chicken. Everything tastes like chicken anyway, right? If you would like to try this for yourself, be sure to head on over to My Recipes now for the full instructions. Enjoy!