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Grilled Apricot Chicken Breasts

Grilled Apricot Chicken Breasts gains a smokey flavor from the grill and pairs really nice with the sweetness of the apricot preserves.

Grilled Apricot Chicken Breasts are sweet from the apricot preserves and tangy from the mustard. In the summer I do the majority of our cooking outside to avoid heating up the house. Cast iron cookware allows me to cook anything I would have made inside outside. 

Cost Per Serving $3.29 as of August 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $13.16.

If you have a stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $12.04.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $3.01.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Grill It!

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 4 oz chicken

Equipment needed: 1 grill and cast iron skillet

Total time: 30 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. There will be a savings of about $1.12 if you have a stocked pantry. 

Pantry & Spices

Total: $1.12 as of August 2022

  • honey mustard $1.12


Total: $12.04 as of August 2022

  • 1 - pound chicken breasts $9.05
  • 1 - jar apricot preserves $2.32
  • 1 - can chicken broth $0.67

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from prep tab above
  2. Heat grill to 350° F
  3. Place chicken breasts on direct heat for 2 minutes on each side. 
  4. Transfer chicken to cast iron skillet turning the chicken over on both sides to make sure it is coated in the apricot mixture. 
  5. Place cast iron skillet on grill for 15 minutes. 
  6. Using a instant read thermometer check to see if chicken is 165° F if it is not continue to cook until this temperature is reached.
  7. Remove chicken from the pan and place it on individual plates. Spoon some sauce over each piece of chicken. Let chicken rest for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 2

Side Options

Starch such as potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.

Vegetables such as green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, acorn squash etc.

Side salad

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