Baked apricot sticky chicken wings

Easy baked sticky chicken wings with a delicious sweet apricot glaze is the perfect game day snack and easy family recipe. 
Course Appetizer, Chicken wings
Cuisine American
Keyword baked chicken wings, chicken wings, sticky chicken wings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal
Author Alida Ryder


Apricot glaze

  • 1 cup apricot preserves/jam
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch of pepper flakes optional
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • salt to taste

For the chicken wings

  • 1 kg/2lbs chicken wings split
  • salt to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/390ºF. 
  • Combine all the glaze ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar has dissolved and the glaze has reduced slightly. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. 
  • Place the chicken wings in a large bowl then season with salt. 
  • Pour over half of the glaze and stir to coat the chicken wings well. 
  • Transfer the chicken wings to a rimmed baking sheet, leaving some space around the wings to ensure they caramelize well. Use two sheets if necessary. 
  • Place in the oven and allow to bake for 30-40 minutes, basting with the glaze every 15 minutes, until the chicken wings are cooked through, sticky and caramelized. 
  • Remove from the oven and serve with the remaining glaze for dipping. 


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.3mg