Spicy Apricot Wings

Russ Myers


An apricot-based sauce brushed on chicken wings before grilling gives them plenty of flavor; extra sauce is good for dipping.

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6 Servings


10 Min


30 Min




1/2 c
hickory, apple or apricot wood chips
1/2 c
apricot preserves
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
light brown sugar
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 Tbsp
kosher salt
2 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
sweet paprika
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp
ground ginger
3 lb
chicken wings, wing tips removed and wings cut into 2 pieces

Directions Step-By-Step

Light a gas grill. Wrap the wood chips in heavy-duty foil and pierce the foil packet with a skewer.

Add the packet to the grill.

Cover and let the wood chips begin to smoke, 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the apricot preserves with the Worcestershire sauce, light brown sugar, soy sauce, mustard, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, sweet paprika, cayenne and ginger.

Scrape half of the mixture into a small bowl.

Add the chicken wings to the large bowl and toss to coat well in the sauce.

Let the chicken wings stand for 5 minutes.
Grill the chicken wings, covered, over moderately high heat, turning them occasionally, until they are charred in spots and cooked through, 22 to 25 minutes.

Transfer the chicken wings to a platter and serve the reserved sauce on the side.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy