If you're following our National Food Days recipes, then today we have National Apricot Day. What better way to celebrate it than with an Air Fryer Apricot Chicken Wings recipe.

Air Fryer Apricot Chicken Wings Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds of wings
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon of oregano
  • Blue Cheese optional
  • Celery optional

Sauce Ingredients-

  • 4 tablespoons of Italian dressing
  • 5 tablespoons of Apricot preserves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer for 3-5 minutes on 400°.
  2. Rinse and cut wings, pat dry. In a large bowl season wings with salt, pepper, basil, parsley and oregano.
  3. Place chicken wings in a single layer in air fryer.
  4. Air fry for 12 minutes on 400°.
  5. Flip wings and air fry for another 12 minutes. Be sure to check that the internal temperature of the wings are 165°. If you like your chicken wings crispy, then leave them in for a few minutes longer. 
  6. Mix sauce ingredients together.
  7. Remove and with a cooking brush or spoon, generously add half of the sauce to the wings.  Return wings to the air fryer, cook for an additional 5 - 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  8. Serve hot and use remaining sauce as a dip or blue cheese and celery, if desired.

Note:

  1. To add heat, sprinkle some chili pepper flakes to the sauce.

If you do not have an Air Fryer, these can also be made in the oven.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Rinse and cut wings, pat dry. In a large bowl season wings with salt, pepper, basil, parsley and oregano.
  3. Add wings to a greased baking pan. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, flip wings. Bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Remove baking pan, and with a cooking brush or spoon, generously add half of the sauce to the wings.  Return wings to the oven, cook for an additional 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
  5. Serve hot and use remaining sauce as a dip or blue cheese and celery, if desired.