Take-out Tuesday, Apricot Glazed Chicken or Scallops

HHjr has been busy trying new ideas and recipes in our kitchen

Recently we enjoyed Apricot Glazed Chicken Thighs

We had a Seafood feast over the weekend

and decided this glaze would be perfect for scallops too

HHjr outdid himself with this spread

Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade dipping sauce

Oysters 2 ways, raw on the half shell and grilled with Parmesan Topping

Colby’s Rosemary Potatoes

and Apricot Glazed Scallops

We celebrated the beginning of Summer,

with beautiful weather, and being together as a family

This glaze only takes minutes to make


You can change it up using orange marmalade,

blueberry or strawberry preserves instead

We had it on chicken thighs,

but it would be equally delicious on chicken breasts, nuggets, legs or wings

Note: Cooking times vary according to oven or grill types, please refer to your own methods for cooking times and use a meat thermometer to safely determine when your chicken is done

Apricot Glazed Chicken or Scallops

This glaze takes only minutes to make, and wonderful on chicken, shrimp or scallops
Prep Time 3 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 8


  • 2 lbs scallops or 8 chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce {or substitute soy sauce}
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • toasted sesame seeds optional


  • Heat ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat, bringing to a simmer and stirring until combined and smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Cover chicken or scallops with glaze and grill, bake, or saute* until done, basting with sauce during cooking. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Chicken thighs will take approximately 30-35 minutes at 350-400 degrees depending on size of thighs and cooking method. Use a meat thermometer to test for doneness, internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit {75 degrees Celcius}
  • *Saute scallops in a greased {equal parts olive oil and butter or coconut oil} skillet or on a griddle over medium high heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until bottom is golden and beginning to char. Turn scallops over, baste with more sauce and cook 1-2 minutes longer, 3-5 minutes total cooking time. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


You can change it up using orange marmalade, blueberry or strawberry preserves instead
Cooking times vary according to oven or grill types, please refer to your own methods for cooking times and use a meat thermometer to safely determine when your chicken is done
Keyword apricot, apricot chicken, hoisin sauce, scallops, seafood glaze

Hello Summer!

By the way, if you’re looking for a great summer read,

I highly recommend “Hello Summer” by my friend Mary Kay Andrews

It’s available on Amazon here

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32 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Apricot Glazed Chicken or Scallops”
  1. Oh that glaze sounds good Jenna! Have a great week:@)

  2. You all had quite the feast, Jenna! The apricot glaze sounds delicious and on scallops especially. Coconut shrimp is one of my faves. I know that having all of your family together was best of all. Enjoy your week!

  3. What a wonderful collection! And I love the oyster pan!

  4. thefrenchhutch says:

    The glaze sounds perfect and the menu certainly was! Hope you have a wonderful week…….

  5. trkingmomoe says:

    I have been looking at some large scallops at my local store. I am going to try this with some of my own home made jams. Thanks for the recipe. You photographs are always so beautiful.

  6. Nancy says:

    What a yummy seafood feast, Jenna! Sounds like a great time with family!
    That oyster pan is quite wonderful.
    I bet your gang will be doing more fishing since great meals are made at home!
    Enjoy your Tuesday my friend, Jenna!

  7. Oh I am pinning this right now! Looks so yummy! I bet it would be delicious on chicken thighs! Matter of fact, I think it would be good off the tip of my finger! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you are making me hungry! All of these dishes look yummy! Apricot glaze sounds most scrumptious as a pairing with chicken. Take care, and enjoy your week!

  9. Kitty says:

    Mmmm…the glaze sounds delish, Lynn! It looks like you all had a wonderful feast with wonderful help!

  10. lghiggins says:

    What an amazing feast and something a little different for Memorial Day. Your decorations are fun and so patriotic.

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh my! I should not read this so late at night as all that good food gets my mouth watering and my tummy rumbling! Lol Everything looks DELISH, even the oysters and they never interest me. I love coconut shrimp and will be looking up that recipe for sure. Didn’t you mention a few days ago, you can use frozen shrimp as well, if you can’t get fresh?

  12. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! You’re so fortunate to have a son that loves to cook and help plan your menus!

  13. Margy says:

    What a wonderful combination. I’ve been seeing recipes with shrimp lately so I added a pound of extra large ones to this week’s grocery pickup. – Margy

  14. Karen says:

    What a way to welcome in summer…that certainly was a feast. The scallops look lip smacking good. 😊

  15. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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