*Peach preserves and peaches may be substituted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix all sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar and preserves are dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Place chicken parts skin side down in an oven-proof 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken, lifting chicken parts so sauce can get under them.
Bake for 45 minutes. Turn skin side up and bake for 35 minutes.
Add apricot halves and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.