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I had been jonesin’ for these peach apricot chile wings from the moment I ran across the original recipe. Not because I’m a big fan of apricots, mind you, but because i knew that the combination of sweet peach and apricot would go perfectly with spicy chile sauce. Heck, I think the sauce even changed my mind about apricots!
I cooked these peach apricot chile wings on my Weber charcoal grill using the Vortex insert, which gives me that great crunchy skin and fantastic grilled flavor without a lot of effort. In fact, just about no effort whatsoever.
Usually I toss my wings with sauce after they are cooked, but this time I brushed some of the sauce onto the wings just before removing them from the grill. The sauce ‘set up’ a bit, making for the best sticky yummy wings you could imagine. I also served a bit extra of the sauce on the side for dipping.I store my leftover homemade sauces in squeeze bottles. If refrigerated, I set them out an hour before using so they come to room temperature. You don’t want to put cold sauce on hot wings!
Also try my pineapple chicken wings. And my ancho peach wings!
I absolutely love chicken wings, cooked any way, with any sauce (or without). I love them so much that I created a free eCookbook that is full of my favorite wing recipes.
Peach Apricot Chile Wings
For the wings
- 3-4 pounds chicken wings flats and drumettes
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2-3 tablespoons Fire-Eater rub or your favorite seasoning
For the glaze and dipping sauce
- 6 ounces peach preserves
- 6 ounces apricot preserves
- 1 cup chili paste such as Sambal Oelek
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon cilantro minced
For the wings
- Place wings into a large resealable bag.
- Add the oil.
- Add the seasoning. Seal the bag, and toss gently to coat.
- Refrigerate for up to 3 hours before cooking.
- Brush wings with sauce just before removing from the grill and serve with additional sauce for dipping.
For the sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
Nutritional values are approximate.