Today I have a delicious recipe to share with you – Apricot-Glazed Chicken – and it comes from a newly revised cookbook that I want to tell you a little bit about.
Nourishing Meals by Ali Segersten and Tom Malterre is the ultimate guide to eating healthfully as a family. It’s a simple, practical cookbook that shows how easy it is to ditch processed foods one meal at a time with 365 delicious, whole food based, allergen-free recipes that the entire family will love.
The recipes in the book are free of the most common allergens: gluten, soy, and dairy, as well as refined sugar. And these dishes are designed to appeal to everyone, including vegan, vegetarian, seafood, and meat-eaters.
This brand new edition features more than 30 new recipes, and many of the original recipes have been updated. This edition also includes over 50 beautiful all-new food photos featured in two inserts.
In addition to wonderful recipes, you’ll also find:
- How to raise a healthy eater
- Key nutrients for pregnancy and childhood, and contributors of deficiencies
- How to protect your child’s developing microbiome (gut health)
- A schedule for introducing solid foods to babies
- How to create balanced family meals
- Nutritional benefits of soups and stocks
- Tips for getting your children to eat more vegetables
- Tips for a quick, nutritious breakfast
- Charts for soaking and cooking whole grains
- How to pack a healthy school lunch
- Healthy snack ideas
- Alternatives to refined sugar
- Ways to preserve the harvest, including recipes for lacto-fermented vegetables
If it sounds like it’s really comprehensive, that’s because it is. And it’s a big book!
I have to tell you that I was really impressed when I looked at the book. I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but I can say that it’s definitely worth more than the price of the book. You can purchase the book on Amazon (affiliate link).
So Ali has allowed me to share one of the recipes from this book, and I think you’ll enjoy this Apricot-Glazed Chicken. The recipe uses only a few ingredients, and you can let the chicken marinate while you’re at work then pop it in the oven when you get home.
Yield 4 - 6
From Nourishing Meals by Alissa Segersten & Tom Malterre. Used with permission
- 4 bone-in, skin-on organic chicken thighs
- 1/4 cup fruit-sweetened apricot jam
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos or wheat-free tamari
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or toasted sesame oil
- 1 - 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- Rinse the chicken, pat it dry, and place it in an 8-inch square or 7 x 11 inch baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the jam, coconut aminos, olive oil, and ginger, then pour over the chicken. Marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, or cover the dish and place it in the refrigerator to marinate for up to 8 hours.
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Pour off any excess marinade from the dish and place it in the oven. Bake the chicken for 25 - 30 minutes or until the juices run clear.