Monday, December 9, 2013

Apricot Glazed Wings (Crock Pot)

I love when Hubby calls me at work and informs me he is having the guys over for some game, or golf, or competitive paint drying.
Anything that involves beer and food...they are in.

Fortunately, I know hubby well, and therefore have a pile of quick, easy go-to recipes for an occasion such as this.

To make things easier, I grabbed a bag of frozen, already cut, chicken wings.

And here is where I need to tell on myself. I wasn't going to...but...we all need a good laugh.

I pulled the chicken out to thaw. I had a half day at work, and knew they would be thawed but still cold by the time I got home.

I arrived home, and headed for the kitchen. There is no chicken where I left it.
Checked in the fridge, nothing.
Maybe the little fridge...nothing.
My first thought was "oh-no, did hubby think this was a mistake and put it back in the freezer?". Nope, not there.

I call up hubbs, and leave him a friendly voice mail.
"Hey honey, just calling to see how your day is going....and to ask you where I might find the chicken for tonight".

Check all above places again, just in case it mysteriously appeared.

My mother calls. Chit chatting with her...filling her in on our missing chicken.
Decide to check the cooler outside (even though it's pouring rain and come on, it just doesn't make sense)
Oh...maybe it's in the oven (why? but it's a place I didn't look)
OMG...I didn't check the microwave!

I open it up (still on the phone with mommy dearest) and BAM! there is my bag-o-chicken.
And that is when I see it.
On bright yellow paper....written quite large...

I did that.

I quickly texted hubby and admitted to being naturally blonde.
My mother is still on the phone, very much enjoying this moment. A little too much maybe.

:::sigh::: If you can't laugh at yourself...right?

4 Lbs wings
12 oz Apricot preserves
¼ Cup Honey Catalina dressing
2 Tbsp Honey mustard
2 Tbsp Barbecue sauce
1 Tsp lime juice
4 Dashes hot sauce
1 Small onion, minced
Garlic Powder

1. Place wings on baking sheet
2. Sprinkle both sides with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
3. Broil for 8-10 minutes each side, until browned.
4. Mix together apricot preserves, Catalina dressing, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, lime juice, hot sauce, and onion
5. Once wings are browned, place them in your crock pot
6. Pour the sauce in. Mix well to ensure all wings are coated
7. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours

And then do you know what blonde me did?
Made the wings...smelled them for hours...and then POOF they were gone. Yeah. No picture was taken by me.
So, I have borrowed the picture from the original blogger, and will replace it when I make these again.

This recipe shared with: Flour me with Love, Yummy Healthy Easy, The Chicken Chick, Call me PMC, Pint Sized Baker, Chef in Training, Anyonita's Nibbles, Mandy's Recipe Box, Kathe with an E, Inside Bru Crew Life, Lady Behind the Curtain, The Tasty Fork, White Lights on Wednesday, Mom's Test Kitchen, Play Party Pin, Saving 4 Six, It Bakes me Happy, Life After Laundry, Crumbs and Chaos, Lamberts Lately, Sweet Haute, Coffee with us 3, and Pioneer Momma


  1. Apricot and chicken together…. in a crockpot… sounds fabulous! Can't wait to give it a try! Glad you posted this at Marvelous Monday Link Up! I had to pin this! I'd love it if you dropped by for a visit at my site . I will look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  2. love this project. I'm a new follower stopping by from The Tuesday talent Show at Chef in training link party.

  3. Yum! And who doesn't lose a chicken now and then? lol Thanks for sharing the recipe and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend!

    --Ashley @

  4. Anything that involves beer and food....they're in! I totally agree!! And these wings would be such a hit!!

  5. This chicken is look awesome! Thanks for linking to Less Laundry, More Linking party!

  6. This chicken dish sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing at Tasty Tuesday !

  7. I would love to try these wings. Thanks for linking up at Saturday Dishes "CROCK-POT" blog hop.
    I pinned it.
    Diane Roark

  8. I've been trying to find a recipe for wings that my husband will like and let me make instead of buying wings. This may just be it. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

  9. Ha! I can't tell you the number of times I've done something like this...and I'm not even blonde! ;) This sounds like a delicious recipe - thanks so much for sharing it at the SNF link party!!