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apricot barbecue sauce for grilling

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Amy Jajliardo
Mt. Vernon, ME

My husband requested barbecued chicken on the grill for dinner. Since I didn’t have any store-bought barbecue sauce, we played around with some ingredients and came up with this delicious sauce that was perfect for the chicken. Served with a huge fresh salad, this was a wonderful dinner.

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Enhance your summer grilling with this homemade apricot barbecue sauce. Sweet with a slight tang, it caramelizes while grilling and browns the meat perfectly. We loved it on chicken breasts, but any cut of chicken would work. Pork would be great. If you use this sauce with bone-in chicken, we recommend waiting until the end to baste the chicken, or it will burn.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 8
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For apricot barbecue sauce for grilling

  • 8 oz
    apricot preserves
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/3 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    salsa chipotle sauce (can add more)
  • 3 Tbsp
    cider vinegar

How To Make apricot barbecue sauce for grilling

  • Sauce ingredients combined in a bowl.
    Combine everything together in a bowl and mix well.
  • Marinating chicken breasts in the apricot BBQ sauce.
    Use this sauce for any meat you want to grill. We used chicken breasts and let them marinate in the sauce for about 45 minutes.
  • Grilling chicken breasts coated in the BBQ sauce.
  • Basting the chicken while grilling.
    Baste with sauce while grilling. Then enjoy!