Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings


Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings

Grilled Apricot-Balsamic Chicken Wings

These wings are grilled then drizzled with a delicious apricot-balsamic reduction, and topped with chopped red onions and parsley. A tasty addition for any get together.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 53 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sabrina Baksh


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes
  • For rub:
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • For apricot-balsamic glaze:
  • 1 3/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apricot preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon mild chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley (for garnish)


  • Quick brine wings in a solution of 1 quart water, 1/4 cup salt and 1/4 cup white sugar.
  • While wings are in the brine, it is time to prepare the balsamic reduction. Pour 1 3/4 cups of balsamic into a small saucepan, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium or medium-low. Mixture should be reduced by half within 8-10 minutes. Once balsamic has thickened, stir in apricot preserves, salt, and chili powder. Cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, let mixture cool and thicken further.
  • Preheat grill for medium heat.
  • Remove wings from brine, rinse well, and pat dry with paper towels. Apply seasoning rub to wings; coat well. Place wings onto grill and cook for 30-40 minutes turning 4-5 times during cooking process. Watch for burning, and move wings to cooler side of grill if needed.
  • Once wings have cooked through ( reaching an internal temperature between 165-175 degrees F.), and have a nice crispiness and grill marks, remove from heat and arrange onto platter. Drizzle with balsamic reduction, and top with chopped red onion and parsley. If you're not a fan of red onions, you can substitute with chopped greens onions or chives.


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