Grilling, Smoking and Barbecuing Recipes

Apricot Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings

Apricot Glazed Grilled Chicken Wings

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 pounds chicken wings, tips removed, and cut at the joint
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 garlic cloves, 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


  1. Season wings with salt. Heat grill to medium high.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor (small if available), combine preserves, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, lime juice, vinegar, and cumin process until smooth. Add chives.
  3. Place wings on the grill and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Turn, and grill for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. With a pastry brush or spoon, brush the sauce on the wings. Cook for about 1 minute, and turn.
  6. Repeat on other side of wings. Cook for another 1 minute.
  7. Wings should register 170 degrees F when tested with an instant read thermometer.
  8. Serve the wings garnished with lime wedges.


Per serving: 670 calories; 34g fat; 10g saturated fat; 42g carbohydrate; 27g sugars; 49g protein


Recipe and photo used with permission from: National Chicken Council

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