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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
Calories: 602kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh


  • 3 pounds chicken wings, flats and drumettes
  • 1/4 cup Honey BBQ Rub or your favorite sweet BBQ rub
  • 1 3/4 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion sub with green onion or chives (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat leaf parsley (for garnish)
  • Brine for Chicken Wings


  • Brine chicken wings for 3-4 hours.
  • 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 and cook for additional 2-3 minutes.
    Remove from heat and cover tightly and keep warm.
  • Preheat grill for 325 degrees F or medium heat.
  • Remove wings from brine 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 (internal temperature between 175 degrees F.), and have a nice crispiness and grill marks, remove from heat and arrange onto platter.
    Option 1: Drizzle with balsamic reduction, and garnish with chopped red onion and parsley. If you're not a fan of red onions, you can substitute with chopped green onions or chives.
    Option 2: Brush wings with a balsamic reduction and let them cook for an additional 5-7 minutes. Remove from grill, plate, garnish, and serve.


Photo by: repinanatoly/Depositphotos


Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 868IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 8mg