Apricot and Currant Chicken

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2 chickens (about 3 pounds each – quartered)
1teaspoonground ginger
1 1⁄2cuporange marmalade
1⁄3cupapple juice
1⁄3cuporange juice
8ouncedried apricots
8ouncedried currants
1⁄4cupbrown sugar
  salt and ground black pepper (to taste)


Heat oven to 375°F.

Place the chicken pieces, skin side up, in a shallow roasting pan and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and then the ginger. Spread the marmalade over the chicken and pour the apple and orange juices into the pan. Bake 20 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add the apricots and currents to the pan, mixing the fruit evenly. Sprinkle the fruit with the brown sugar and return to the oven. Bake, basting the chicken frequently, until the chicken is golden brown and shiny on top, 40 to 45 minutes.

Remove the chicken, apricots, and currants to a warmed serving platter. Pour some of the pan juices over the top and pour the remaining juices into a sauce boat. Serve immediately.

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