Apricot Glazed Grilled Chicken with Charred Vegetables

apricot-glazed chicken

This weekend we are in Los Angeles for a wedding and to visit family. It is so hot, but I sort of miss this “real” summer weather since in San Francisco it never gets hot. Speaking of summer, don’t you just love all of the fresh summer vegetables? I found this great recipe on Cooking Light for a simple mixed summer vegetable side that went great with this apricot-glazed grilled chicken. This healthy dish is so easy to make, especially on busy week night! The vegetables are just cooked with a little olive oil and do not need much seasoning – their flavors really come out and mix very well together once simmered in a cast iron skillet. You can add jalapeƱo for a spicy twist, and make a vegetable salsa! Skip the carbs, or serve with scalloped potatoes for complete dinner meal.

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Apricot Glazed Grilled Chicken with Charred Vegetables
 
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Type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ⅓ cup apricot preserves
  • ½ tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp all-spice
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 medium zucchini squash, quartered
  • 1 tbsp thinly sliced shallots
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat, then add chopped vegetables (except for the shallots).
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat at stir in the shallots.
  5. Set aside and keep warm.
  6. Preheat indoor grill pan.
  7. Sprinkle chicken breasts with paprika, all spice and nutmeg, then rub all over.
  8. Coat with apricot preserves.
  9. Grill for about 7 minutes to internal temperature of 165 degrees F, moving position occasionally. Continue to spread apricot preserves over the chicken to glaze occasionally.
  10. Garnish vegetables with parsley and serve over the chicken.

Charred Summer Vegetable Recipe adapted from Cooking Light.

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