Apricot Grilled Chicken

Try this easy stir-together barbecue sauce rather than jar sauce. Fresh ginger imparts spicy sweet notes to the fruity sauce. Here it's brushed over grilled chicken legs, but use it on chicken breasts and pork chops as well.

Apricot Grilled Chicken
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Grill 30 mins


Apricot BBQ Sauce:
  • 2/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 whole chicken legs (about 1-3/4 pounds total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Make It

1. Prepare grill with medium-hot coals, or heat gas grill to medium-high.

Apricot BBQ sauce:

2. Stir apricot preserves, mustard, garlic powder, ginger and ketchup until combined. Set aside.


3. Remove skin from chicken legs. Season all over with salt and pepper. Grill 25 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F. Brush chicken with half the sauce during the last 5 minutes of cooking; serve remaining sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 316, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 109, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 39, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 28, sodium (mg): 791, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.