Apricot Glazed Chicken

YIELD: 6 to 8 servings


1 (4 to 5 lb.) roasting chicken
1 cup seedless red or green grapes
4 Tablespoons honey
1 can (16 oz.) apricot halves in syrup
1/4 cup butter or margarine melted
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine


Rinse chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Stuff body cavity with 1 cup grapes that have been tossed with 2 Tablespoons honey. Tie legs close to body and fold wing tips back or secure with skewers or twine. Place chicken breast side up on rack in shallow roasting pan.Drain apricot halves, reserving syrup. Set aside 6 halves for garnish. Process remaining apricots in blender with melted butter, seasoned salt and pepper and remaining 2 Tablespoons honey. Brush over chicken. Pour wine and 1/4 cup apricot syrup in bottom of pan. Cover chicken loosely with tent of aluminum foil.Roast at 350°F for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until chicken is tender. Baste occasionally with pan drippings to glaze. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of roasting. Serve chicken on platter garnished with clusters of green grapes and apricot halves.