Apricot Glazed Chicken


  • roasting chicken (4 to 5 lb.)
  • 1 cup 
    seedless red or green grapes
  • 4 Tbsp. 
    BeeMaid liquid honey
  • 1 can 
    apricot halves in syrup
  • ¼ cup 
    butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tsp. 
    seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp. 
    black pepper
  • ½ cup 
    dry white wine


Makes 6 to 8 servings Rinse chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Stuff body cavity with 1 cup grapes that have been tossed with 2 Tablespoons honey. Tie legs close to body and fold wing tips back or secure with skewers or twine. Place chicken breast side up on rack in shallow roasting pan. Drain apricot halves, reserving syrup. Set aside 6 halves for garnish. Process remaining apricots in blender with melted butter, seasoned salt and pepper and remaining 2 Tablespoons honey. Brush over chicken. Pour wine and 1/4 cup apricot syrup in bottom of pan. Cover chicken loosely with tent of aluminum foil. Roast at 325°F for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until chicken is tender. Baste occasionally with pan drippings to glaze. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of roasting. Serve chicken on platter garnished with clusters of green grapes and apricot halves.

Recipe courtesy of Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board