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Easy Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings

Crispy, tender, oven-baked Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings. The easiest game day appetizer to make for a crowd!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 wings
Author Jessica @ swankyrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chicken wings, cut at bone, wing tips discarded
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking POWDER
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Apricot BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup Budweiser Classic BBQ Sauce
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional to taste

Instructions

  • Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place a metal wire rack on top; set aside. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
    Cut chicken wings at joint and place in a large mixing bowl. Discard the hard wingtip.
    Pat chicken wings dry with paper towel.
    Toss wings with 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Evenly spread wings on wire rack.
    Bake in oven for about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Flip chicken wings over halfway through baking or about 20 minutes each side.
    In a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup apricot preserves and 1/2 cup Budweiser Classic BBQ Sauce until smooth. For added tang, whisk in 3 teaspoons white vinegar, minced garlic, and 3 teaspoons hot sauce. 
    Add a few chicken wings at a time to the bowl and coat well then place back on wire rack. 
    Turn oven to high broil and broil each side for 3 minutes.
    Serve with sesame seeds, diced green onions, a bowl of extra sauce, and celery.
     

Notes

To keep chicken wings warm, combine sauce and baked chicken wings in a slow cooker then set it to "warm".