Apricot Chicken Wings

I made this recipe for Memorial Day Weekend coming up and for my friends who own Qui Tequila. If you haven’t tried Qui Tequila, you have to! I really only drink white wine (red wine stains your teeth :)) but this tequila is so smooth and flavorful. It complements the sweetness of the apricots so well with this sticky, sweet and tasty chicken wing recipe with a nice touch of exotic flavor to everyday chicken. This recipe beats buffalo chicken wings…yeh I said it.


  • ½ lb. chicken wings

  • 1 cup apricot preserves

  • 1 tsp allspice

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp Aleppo Pepper or paprika

  • 1/3 cup Qui Tequila

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a medium sauce pan, combine apricot preserves, spices, tequila, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until slightly thickened like syrup. Transfer mixture to a glass bowl.

  3. Season chicken wings with salt and pepper on all sides then add chicken wings to the glass bowl. Toss to coat wings.

  4. Transfer chicken to foiled lined baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked and crispy.