Sweet apricot preserves, tangy Champagne vinegar, earthy parsley, and refreshing mint mingle in this delectable glaze. Peach preserves are also a tasty option; just make sure and opt for chunkier preserves (rather than jelly), to ensure the glaze adheres better to the hens.
The glaze also works on chicken thighs beautifully. Serve with grilled fennel bulb quarters and couscous for a stunning meal.
Combine preserves, mustard, parsley, mint, and vinegar, stirring with a whisk. Sprinkle hens with salt and pepper. Place 1/4 cup apricot mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add hens; seal and marinate in refrigerator 1 hour, turning bag occasionally.
Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
Remove hens from bag; discard marinade. Place hens on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 12 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°, turning hens occasionally and basting frequently with apricot mixture.