Apricot BBQ Chicken

from: http://thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/recipes/main-courses/hot-sweet-drumsticks/


1 cup Apricot Preserves

1/2 cup Ketchup

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tsp minced garlic (I used about 3-4 cloves)

2 tsp hot pepper sauce (I use Frank's Red Hot, or Louisiana brand)

Chicken (whatever cut you like!)

-In a saucepan, place your apricot preserves.

-Then, add the rest of your ingredients.

-Stir all ingredients together with a whisk, and turn on the heat to medium.

-The sauce starts out really thick, and gloppy from the apricot preserves.  As you cook, and whisk, it will thin out a little, and get more incorporated.  Also, it's really important to whisk this recipe a lot as it cooks, and to not get overzealous on the heat.  Burnt apricots will NOT add a good flavor to your sauce.

-Place your chicken, in a large bowl (or Ziploc bag), and then pour enough of the sauce over in order to marinate each piece.

-Save your extra sauce in a tupperware container, for basting, if you're grilling, and for all kinds of great uses later in the week!

-After you've marinated your chicken, you can either grill it, or bake it in the oven at 350* for about 45 minutes!

-Be sure to spend plenty of time bragging about how you made your own BBQ sauce!