Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings

This is one of those posts that went around facebook – my friend tried it and said it was to die for – so of course, we had to have a go here! Oh WOW!! I now have a ton of chicken pieces at home specifically for this recipe.  GREAT for entertaining – also great for an evening meal – as we had it.  Also served it with Smashed Potatoes which I’ll put in another post – although you’ll see it in the pics here! I also used chicken drumettes.. figured it’s nice to have variety haha!

I did have to make a change, which some might find useful.  I didn’t have the HOURS required to make this, so I baked it in a slightly quicker oven (160c) for 2 hours, rather than in the slow cooker.  It only took a couple of minutes to prepare for the oven, placed on a flat tray on baking paper (makes it easier to clean!) and voila – out they came.  The meat fell off the bone, succulent and delicious – SO moreish! I also used just a regular can of halved apricots. Didn’t cook a kg of the meat, so halved everything and it was perfect.

 

Recipe Link: Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings

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I didn’t get step by step – oops, but the finished product – amazing!
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors
Ingredients
  • 4 pounds chicken wing drumettes, frozen
  • 1 18oz bottle BBQ sauce (or approx 2 cups)
  • 1 C apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 T worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the sauces & spices. Remove about ½ cup of the mixture and refrigerate for later!
  2. Add the chicken wings to a large slow cooker, then cover with the sauce mixture. Stir until wings are well-coated. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  3. Once done, set oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  4. Remove wings from slow cooker and place on the lined baking sheet. Drizzle with some of the slow cooker sauce if desired. Broil for approximately 2 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from oven, flip wings, and brush wings with the remaining sauce mixture that you saved out.
  6. Return to oven and broil for an additional 3-5 minutes, until sauce starts to caramelize.
  7. Remove from oven and serve!
Notes
I recommend using a non-sweet BBQ sauce for this recipe. Use your favorite store-bought or from scratch version (approximately 2 cups no matter which you choose).
Seriously good!! Try it!! HIGHLY recommended!
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