Apricot-chili Glaze for Chicken Recipe

Apricot-Chili Glaze for Chicken
Apricot-Chili Glaze for Chicken. Sabrina S. Baksh
  • 17 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (16 servings)
Ratings (4)

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, I recommend using chicken thighs and drumsticks.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup/120 mL apricot preserves (substitute with peach if need be)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL onion (pureed)
  • 1/4 cup/60mL ketchup
  • 2 cloves ​garlic (minced)
  • 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

How to Make It

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil.
  2. Add pureed onion and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and allow to bubble up slightly.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer through for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Once ingredients have formed a glaze-like consistency, remove the pan from heat and allow to cool before using.