It’s easy to forget how easy and delicious adding fresh organic fruit to your favorite recipes can be.  It’s an excellent way to experiment in the kitchen as well as  an easy way to add a little bit of spunk to your meal.

This is extremely handy for those times when you’re looking to spice things up!

Go ahead, let yourself play in the kitchen.

Spicy Apricot Glazed Chicken Wings

CategoryDinner, Lunch

Yields1 Serving
Chicken Marinade
 4 lbs fresh chicken wings, trimmed and separated (drumstick & wing)
 1 cup white vinegar
 ½ cup vegetable oil
 2 tbsp sea salt
 ground black pepper to taste
Chicken Glaze
 6 organic HGO apricots, quartered
  cup water
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 tsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp spicy chili crisp sauce or 1/2 tbsp dried crushed red pepper flakes
Chicken Marinade
1

Place wings in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until well coated. Then pour in vinegar and vegetable oil and make sure that the chicken is well covered and all sitting under the liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

Apricot Glaze
2

Meanwhile, place apricots and water into a deep sauce pan or dutch oven on the stovetop on medium – high heat. Cover and allow to simmer for a few minutes until the apricots begin to soften. Remove lid, stir and smash apricots until that resemble a puree and reaches a rolling boil. Make sure to continuously stir so that the fruit does not burn. Add sugar and cook until mixture begins to thicken. While cooking place a plate in the freezer (this is for testing the doneness of the jam). After the mixture reaches a thickened state, place a small spoonful of jam onto the plate in the freezer. Allow to freeze for 1-2 minutes, then remove and touch to test and see if it’s solidified. If it resists some and wrinkles a bit when touched the jam is done. If not, continue to cook and retest until the jam reaches this state. When jam is done, remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and chili crisp sauce (or chili flakes) and transfer to heat safe glass container for it to cool. Cool to room temperature and then place in fridge until you are ready to cook the chicken.

Cooking Instruction
3

Preheat oven to 400F. Place chicken wings on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and brush generously with apricot glaze. Cook in oven for roughly 40-45 minutes, until chicken reaches at least 165F. For more crispy edges, remove chicken from parchment paper and transfer to a cooking rack nestled in a cookie pan, and broil for 5-8 minutes or until chicken appears browned to your liking.

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade
 4 lbs fresh chicken wings, trimmed and separated (drumstick & wing)
 1 cup white vinegar
 ½ cup vegetable oil
 2 tbsp sea salt
 ground black pepper to taste
Chicken Glaze
 6 organic HGO apricots, quartered
  cup water
 1 cup granulated sugar
 1 tsp lemon juice
 1 tbsp spicy chili crisp sauce or 1/2 tbsp dried crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Chicken Marinade
1

Place wings in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss until well coated. Then pour in vinegar and vegetable oil and make sure that the chicken is well covered and all sitting under the liquid. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

Apricot Glaze
2

Meanwhile, place apricots and water into a deep sauce pan or dutch oven on the stovetop on medium – high heat. Cover and allow to simmer for a few minutes until the apricots begin to soften. Remove lid, stir and smash apricots until that resemble a puree and reaches a rolling boil. Make sure to continuously stir so that the fruit does not burn. Add sugar and cook until mixture begins to thicken. While cooking place a plate in the freezer (this is for testing the doneness of the jam). After the mixture reaches a thickened state, place a small spoonful of jam onto the plate in the freezer. Allow to freeze for 1-2 minutes, then remove and touch to test and see if it’s solidified. If it resists some and wrinkles a bit when touched the jam is done. If not, continue to cook and retest until the jam reaches this state. When jam is done, remove from heat, stir in lemon juice and chili crisp sauce (or chili flakes) and transfer to heat safe glass container for it to cool. Cool to room temperature and then place in fridge until you are ready to cook the chicken.

Cooking Instruction
3

Preheat oven to 400F. Place chicken wings on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and brush generously with apricot glaze. Cook in oven for roughly 40-45 minutes, until chicken reaches at least 165F. For more crispy edges, remove chicken from parchment paper and transfer to a cooking rack nestled in a cookie pan, and broil for 5-8 minutes or until chicken appears browned to your liking.

Spicy Apricot Glazed Chicken Wings

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