Apricot Glazed Chicken

by Jen on July 27, 2015

Simple chicken gets a boost of sweet flavour with a delicious & healthy glaze made from apricot preserves!

Apricot Glazed Chicken from The Fit Housewife. A healthy recipe the whole family will love!

Don’t you just love meals that are so simple to make but they taste like you spent hours in the kitchen?! This is one of those meals. Sometimes I never know what to make when company comes over for dinner. I fret about making something spectacular, spending hours preparing all the food, hoping it’s restaurant-worthy. But really, a simple dish with a lot of flavour is all you really need to impress!

Of course, kids love this one too because anything that tastes like fruit is a winner in their eyes…or should I say mouths 😉

I’ve used chicken breasts and chicken thighs for this recipe, so it’s totally up to you. You could even use pork chops if you like! Also, feel free to use peach preserves instead of apricot, they have a very similar flavour.

I hope your family loves this recipe as much as we do!

Apricot Glazed Chicken


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Serving Size: 1, 4 oz. chicken breast

Recipe slightly adapted from The Dinner Fix


  • cooking spray (my favourite is Spectrum Coconut Oil)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (can use gluten-free blend)
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash Original salt-free seasoning
  • 4, 4-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 3/4 cup organic BBQ sauce (look for one sweetened with honey)
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg liquid aminos (can use low-sodium soy sauce)


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a square baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Mix the flour, pepper, and seasoning in a bowl. Place chicken in the flour mixture and turn to coat. Place coated chicken on prepared pan and place in hot oven for 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, flip chicken over and set timer for another 8 minutes.
  3. While chicken is crisping, slice onion and set aside. Combine apricot preserves, BBQ sauce, and soy sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. When timer rings for chicken, take chicken out and reduce oven temperature to 350F. Pour sauce over chicken and scatter onion on top. Return to oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked through.


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Cize Exclusive Test Group

by Jen on July 23, 2015

Grab your spot in my EXCLUSIVE Cize Test Group! This is a one time offer, and I'm also giving you $20 off regular price for a limited time! DEADLINE: Aug 3rd to join!!

Grab your spot in my EXCLUSIVE Cize Test Group! This is a one time offer, and I’m also giving you $20 off the regular price for a limited time! DEADLINE: Aug 3rd to join!!


Do you want to try Shaun T’s newest workout, Cize??
I am so excited about the launch of Shaun T’s brand new fitness program called Cize! I actually had a chance to workout LIVE with Shaun T this past weekend at our annual fitness convention in Nashville, Tennessee, and I’m telling you this workout is a game-changer! 

From my perspective, here’s why this program is so fantastic. Cize helps you get in great shape without you even realizing that you’re working out! It’s not about doing push-ups or jumping, it’s about moving to the beat, and everyone can do it. You’re about to look forward to working out! Shaun T goes back to his dancing roots and makes losing weight an “experience,” with hot new moves and great music!

And if you think you can’t dance, don’t worry. Shaun breaks down the routines, step-by-step, move-by-move, and builds them into a full dance workout. And at the end, you’ll get to CIZE™ IT UP to songs from Shaun’s playlist. You’ll be so focused on mastering the moves that you’ll forget you’re actually burning fat and calories, and getting in the best shape of your life.

This is also a great program for moms because you can do this WITH your kids!!! No need to wait until nap time to get your workout in, just put in the DVD and dance with your kids!


Cize is a 4 week workout program with workouts ranging in length from 35-40 minutes (totally doable, right?!) It also includes a workout schedule which takes the guesswork out of your fitness routine AND an awesome meal plan so you know what to eat and when! And when you order from me as your coach, you’ll also receive an Exclusive Bonus Workout. A $19.95 value-FREE!

And because nutrition is so important, we’re going to make one meal of your day EVEN EASIER by supplementing one meal a day with Shakeology – your daily dose of dense nutrition that thankfully either tastes like a delicious milkshake or refreshing fruit smoothie (depending on which flavor you choose!) This is NOT just a meal replacement shake – this tasty shake contains all of the NUTRIENTS your body craves. It’s not a gimmick – no crazy fat burners or chemicals. It helps you lose weight simply because it’s so nutrient dense that you feel full on less. Because of how great Shakeology makes me FEEL, It’s just a bonus that it tastes so good! Shakeology comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Greenberry, as well as Vegan Chocolate and Vegan Tropical Strawberry.

So we’ve covered the fitness part and then nutrition part…and this last component is what I think the missing link is in so many fitness plan – ACCOUNTABILITY! That’s where my challenge group comes in! If you decide to participate with us, I will connect you to a small accountability group on Facebook with others who are following this same plan. You’ll have a support group cheering you on, supporting you through struggles, and celebrating your success!

The best part? The group is free – you simply pay for the product, and you’re in!

Oh, and did I mention that the bundle (including the workouts, meal plans, and a month’s supply of your choice of Shakeology flavor – aka ONE MEAL per day for the next month!) is discounted an additional $20 for my Test groups?!?

I would LOVE to have you in my exclusive, one-time only group! To reserve your spot, you simply click on THIS LINK and fill out the application so I can connect you to the next step!

And of course, I’m happy to answer any specific questions you have. Looking forward to working with you and getting the results you deserve!


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