Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings Recipe

Next time you and your friends gather, you'd be wise to serve up some wings using this Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings recipe.

| 2011 Guide to Backyard Chickens

  • Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings
    Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings
    courtesy National Chicken Council

  • Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings

Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings are as versatile as summertime eating needs, as this dish works as an appetizer, for picnics, cookout entrées, children’s party meals and more. Chicken wings are grilled and basted in a hot sweet sauce made from apricot preserves, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, lime juice, balsamic vinegar and cumin. Serve hot off the grill, or cooked and cooled in the refrigerator, try this Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings recipe the next time you want to drum up some drummies and wings.

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Apricot-Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings 

4 pounds chicken wings, tips removed and cut at the joint
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup apricot preserves
2 cloves garlic, mashed
1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Juice from one lime (about 2 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons chopped chives
Fresh lime wedges for garnish

Season wings with salt. Heat grill to medium high.

In bowl of food processor (small if available), combine preserves, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, lime juice, vinegar and cumin; process until smooth. Add chives.

Place wings on grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Turn and grill for another 5 to 6 minutes. With pastry brush or spoon, brush sauce on wings. Cook for another minute, and turn. Repeat on other side of wings. Wings should register 170°F when tested with instant-read thermometer.

Rob Steiner
1/26/2012 10:16:40 PM

Just made this glaze, it is the tastiest thing I have ever put on a bird! Putting on duck tonight but, I'm sure its good on chicken wings too.

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