The balance of sweet and savory is so perfect in this dish, you can even see it in its name! Jam Chicken brings the savory with juicy, tender-baked chicken and the tang of Dijon mustard and the sweet with a tropical apricot-pineapple preserve sauce. Hearty and refreshing all at once, Jam Chicken gets your tastebuds out of their funk with a distinct taste that’s the best of both worlds. Plus, it makes enough for everyone, so everyone can jam out to the amazing taste!

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  • 8-10 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
  • 1 cup apricot-pineapple preserves
  • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon rind, grated
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 lemon, sliced


Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2 –Cut the chicken into serving-size pieces and arrange them in a 9×13-inch baking dish.

Step 3 –Combine the preserves, the mustard, the lemon rind, the lemon juice, the thyme, the pepper, and the salt in a medium-sized bowl, whisking until smooth.

Step 4 –Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken.

Step 5 –Place a lemon slice on each piece of chicken or evenly cover the baking dish with the slices.

Step 6 –Bake until cooked through at 165 degrees F internally, about 30 minutes.

Step 7 –Serve hot.