apricot chipotle chicken thighs


2 Hrs


20 Min



Spice up your average chicken by marinating it with this apricot chipotle sauce. This chicken is smoky and sweet, and ideal for summer and fall!


3-4 pounds bone-in chicken thighs

12 ounce apricot preserves

2-3 Tablespoons diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 Tablespoon Camp Chef Mango Chipotle Seasoning (optional)

1/4 cup BBQ sauce

2 Tablespoon dijon mustard

1/4 cup chicken broth


Apricot Chipotle Chicken Thighs

step 1

In a medium bowl, add apricot preserves, chipotle peppers, smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, mango chipotle seasoning (optional), BBQ sauce, Dijon mustard and chicken broth. Stir until combined. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside for later.

step 2

Place chicken thighs in freezer bag and add apricot chipotle marinade. Seal freezer bag and cover chicken with marinade.

step 3

Marinade for at least 2 hours.

step 4

Preheat pellet grill to 350-400 °F.

step 5

Place chicken on grill, skin side down first. Grill for about 10 minutes or until grill marks appear. Flip chicken and continue grilling until internal temperature reaches 165 °F.

step 6

Remove from grill and brush with the reserved apricot chipotle glaze.