Apricot BBQ Sauce for Grilling

My spicy sweet SuperHero requested barbecued chicken on the grill.  Since I didn’t have any store bought barbecue sauce, we played around with some ingredients and came up with this delicious sauce.  Served with a huge fresh salad, this was a wonderful dinner and SuperHero declared it blog-worthy (because “we gotta write this down!”


1 cup (8 oz) apricot preserves (I used some I canned earlier this year)

1 packet taco seasoning

1 tsp dry mustard

1/3 cup ketchup

1 Tbs (or more) Salsa Chipotle

3 Tbs cider vinegar

Mix this all together!  It’s that easy!  We let the chicken marinate in it for about 45 minutes or so and then just cooked it on the grill.

ETA: Tips from my SuperHero (who is also the grill king)  To enhance the flavors, cook over 100% hardwood charcoal and mesquite wood chips.  Mesquite wood chips should be soaked in water for a couple of hours and then placed around the fire once it is going.

2nd ETA: This won a blue ribbon on the Just A Pinch recipe site!  My second blue ribbon.  

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