Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

These Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs are sweet and tasty for an easy dinner, or a simple Memorial Day potluck or Father’s Day main dish to serve!

Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

I’m not much of a stickler on etiquette, especially when there seems to be different rules for a formal dinner versus a casual get-together. But one thing that I really try my hardest at is making sure the meal is served on time!

We’ve all been to parties where the food is served on the later side, which isn’t the end of the world if you have all the time in the world!

Timing is everything

However, I like to plan ahead, make sure that dinner is coming out of the oven at a reasonable time, and that my side dishes are made (I usually ask my guests to bring a salad or dessert).

Timing is everthing!

Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

Like these Apricot Yogurt Chicken Thighs that I served the other night.

Which, by the way, I love the flavors of apricot, cumin, and fresh basil mixed together (in Greek yogurt).

I managed to time our dinner perfectly, for these to come out of the oven about 10 minutes before it was time to sit down for dinner.

Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

I’ve sort of been on a chicken thigh kick lately, because they’re so easy to make (during this sort of stressful season for us), and they are pretty, crunchy (with the toasty skin on top), and make a great presentation for a quick meal.

Here are a few other recipes I’ve made in the past.

And since Memorial Day is right around the corner, here are some of my favorite summer salads to serve on the side.

Greek Pasta Salad

Easy Pad Thai Salad

Fruit Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Golden Rice Salad (if you love potato salad!)

Oh, and let’s not forget about desserts!

Banana Split Dessert

Double Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

Root Beer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting


Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs

For this slow-roasted chicken recipe, brush on the apricot Greek yogurt sauce during the last half of baking time.


  • 6 pounds chicken thighs (bone in
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apricot jam or marmalade
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped


  1. Remove some skin from chicken, if desired (leave some on if you want a crunchy taste). Arrange chicken pieces in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan lined with foil, skin side up. Generously salt and pepper the chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over.
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the yogurt, apricot jam, cumin, and fresh basil. Spoon 1/2 yogurt mixture over chicken. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Drain more fat off, flip the chicken back over (skin side up), spoon the rest of the mixture over the chicken, and bake for an additional 15 minutes. Let chicken rest for 5-10 minutes; serve!
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7 comments on “Apricot Greek Yogurt Chicken Thighs”

  1. Yum…sounds good I love chicken thighs and legs. This would be so versatile with a variety of sides. Praying for peace over the next several weeks and even as you are remodeling.

  2. Any reason to use the bone-in thighs instead of boneless/skinless?

  3. I made this recipe last night for dinner and it was a hit! Delicious! I’ll be making it again! Thank you!

  4. Made this tonight; delish!  Thank you, Sandy! Your food is reliably yummy :)

  5. These sound AMAZING!

  6. I may have to try this with breasts

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