Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings

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Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ WingsIt’s Football Friday here on the blog! We kicked things off last week with a tasty hot corn dip & some other fun football ideas! And, this week we’re all about delicious tailgating recipes! My share are these delicious slow cooker apricot bbq chicken wings! Super easy to make and tasty!
Apricot Chicken WingsThese wings could NOT be easier to make and they’re totally kid friendly too! One of our boys LOVES chicken wings, but can’t do them too spicy. So, I set out to make something a little sweeter like honey BBQ, only in this case we went for apricot BBQ. And, they are SO good! Making them in the crock pot is perfect for not having to spend loads of time in the kitchen on game days. Plus, the meat is so tender!

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Slow Cooker Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings {Tailgating Recipes}

Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors


  • 4 pounds chicken wing drumettes frozen
  • 1 18 oz bottle BBQ sauce or approx 2 cups
  • 1 C apricot preserves
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 TBS garlic powder
  • 2 T worcestershire sauce


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the sauces & spices. Remove about 1/2 cup of the mixture and refrigerate for later!
  • Add the chicken wings to a large slow cooker, then cover with the sauce mixture. Stir until wings are well-coated. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Once done, set oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Remove wings from slow cooker and place on the lined baking sheet. Drizzle with some of the slow cooker sauce if desired. Broil for approximately 2 minutes.
  • Remove pan from oven, flip wings, and brush wings with the remaining sauce mixture that you saved out.
  • Return to oven and broil for an additional 3-5 minutes, until sauce starts to caramelize.
  • Remove from oven and serve!


I recommend using a non-sweet BBQ sauce for this recipe. Use your favorite store-bought or from scratch version (approximately 2 cups no matter which you choose).
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Crock Pot Apricot BBQ WingsYum!! They are finger-licking good! Now, how about some more finger foods perfect for your tailgating and “homegating” football watch parties?!

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15 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I just made these yesterday and my husband and his friend who are pubfare lovers both said they were the best wings they ever had! I cooked them on high for 3.5 hours and then left them warm in the crockpot for another hour orso before broiling them. The result was a fall off the bone, somewhat sweet, very flavourfull snack that I will keep in my recipe arsenal from now on! It’s so easy to make too… with two toddlers running around this is perfect… and they loved them too btw 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

        1. Hi Linda – I think I probably used Bill Johnson’s. If not that then most likely Sweet Baby Ray’s. Those are the two brands we buy most often.

  2. 5 stars
    This was a HUGE hit in my house! I’m a vegan so I wanted something I could make for my meat eating family members. I didn’t have to taste anything, just followed your instructions and bam I’m a star chef! Lol broiling it at then end is definitely the magic touch! Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    I made these for Super Bowl 2020 and everyone loved them. I used Sweet Baby Ray Bar B Que saw and they turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love wings and I’m crazy about anything with apricots, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 4 stars
    These sound amazing and I have just been out to buy BBQ sauce now as it’s not a condiment I keep at home, I am in the UK so we cannot get the same brands of BBQ sauce so I have just gone with a good quality one and will see how they turn out, I am going to make them to the end of the slow cooking stage and then cool and keep in the fridge until Saturday when I will just grill them (broil) for a very quick Saturday night snack!

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