Preheat oven to 350˚F. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, combine apricot preserves, orange juice, red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and minced garlic. Mix with a whisk until well combined, and set aside.
Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then when the oil is shimmering hot, add the seasoned chicken parts. Cook until golden brown on the first side, about 4 minutes.
Turn the pieces over, then pour the apricot sauce evenly over top. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and cook 10-15 minutes more, until the chicken is cooked through. Check often, because different parts cook at different rates!
Serve the chicken with sauce drizzled on top. Garnish with sliced green onions or herbs, if you like. Remember? No rules, be creative. We like to serve this with rice.