Sit back and settle in and wait for this THREE INGREDIENT Grilled Apricot Chicken Thighs recipe! I adore our Apricot Baked Chicken, but, if you notice, it is cooked indoors, on a cast iron skillet. This uses completely different ingredients and so much easier to grill.
We have a little bit of a love affair going on with Stonewall Kitchen. We find them in our local Wegmans, Homegoods and also at a nursery near us that carries specialty foods. If you can’t find them locally, their entire product line is on their website.
Back to the yumminess!!
Step One: Add ¾ c of Stonewall Kitchen’s Apricot Ginger Jam (if you can’t find it, add ginger to an apricot jam for a similar flavor) along with ½ c of Stonewall Kitchen’s Honey BBQ Sauce and 2-3 minced garlic cloves to a pan and bring to a slow simmer, stirring constantly.
This BBQ sauce is sweet and smoky. It’s a really fun treat on the tongue!
Step Two: Simmering will only take a couple of minutes. Turn off the stove and let it cool. It will thicken nicely and will stick easily to the chicken thighs on the grill. When you brush it on the chicken, it just melts and starts to make a sticky glaze.
🔥 Grilling Instructions
Step One: Set up the grill for direct heat. You can easily use a gas grill or charcoal grill, but I prefer the Big Green Egg.
Step Two: Adjust the grill to reach 350 degrees. I usually add GrillGrates to the grating, as I really like the way it cooks the meat.
Step Three: Place the chicken thighs on the grill and let it cook for six minutes. Flip them over and brush on the ginger apricot BBQ sauce.
Step Four: Let it grill for another six to seven minutes and flip them over again to coat with the BBQ sauce. I usually let it grill for another few minutes to let the sauce caramelize.
Take the chicken thighs off the grill and serve immediately.
Grilled Apricot Ginger Chicken Thighs
- 8 pieces Chicken Thighs boneless, skinless
Apricot Ginger Glaze
- 3/4 cup Apricot Ginger Jam Stonewall Kitchen
- 1/2 cup Honey BBQ Sauce Stonewall Kitchen
- 3 cloves Garlic minced
Prepare the Apricot Ginger Glaze
- Combine BBQ sauce, garlic and jam in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Turn off to cool. It will thicken as it cools.
- After it cools, store it in a small jar in the refrigerator
Grill the Apricot Chicken Thighs
- Heat grill to 350 degrees
- Grill chicken thighs 6-7 minutes on each side
- Brush the sauce on the chicken after you flip it and continue to cook the second side an additional 6-7 minutes
- Flip over again after the second side is finished cooking and brush glaze on one more time so the glaze is brushed on both sides. Remove when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Serve immediately