Apricot-Chili Glaze for Chicken

Apricot-Chili Glaze for Chicken

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 17 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
33 Calories
1g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Rich with sweet apricot flavor and the boldness of Asian inspired ingredients, this barbecue sauce is perfect for chicken. Given that this is a somewhat sugary glaze take care not to allow flare-ups on the grill as this can burn the chicken.

Monitored properly, this barbecue sauce will perfectly coat and caramelize on the meat, rendering a most mouthwatering grilled chicken experience. While this sauce works well on most pieces, we recommend using chicken thighs and drumsticks.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup/60 mL onion, pureed or grated fine on a box grater
  • 2 cloves ​garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL apricot preserves (or peach)
  • 1/4 cup/60mL ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL mild chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL ​soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL​ ​rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Apricot-Chili Glaze for Chicken ingredients

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  2. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

    In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil

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  3. Add grated onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

    grated onions cooking in a saucepan

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  4. Add garlic and cook for another minute.

    garlic and onions cooking in a saucepan

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  5. Add remaining ingredients and allow to bubble up slightly.

    apricot chili glaze ingredients in a saucepan

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  6. Reduce heat and simmer through for 5 minutes, stirring often.

    apricot chili glaze cooking in a saucepan

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  7. Once ingredients have formed a glaze-like consistency, remove the pan from heat and allow to cool before using.

    Apricot-Chili Glaze for Chicken in a saucepan

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