Apricot Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Easy to Make Apricot Chicken Drumsticks

It’s the New Year and many of us have the resolution to eat healthier this year than we did the past year. We have to remember that healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland. It can be very flavorful and have a lot of variety. What oil you cook with will make a big difference in how healthy the meal you are preparing is. The Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Verde Valley Oil Traders is exceptional for your health and also a great oil for adding moisture and flavor to many different foods.

Chicken is a staple of the American diet, it’s a healthy meat that can be flavored by almost any spice or rub. However, people like variety in their food and sometimes we fall into a routine of making the same chicken recipe time after time. Our easy-to-make apricot chicken recipe adds a distinguished new flavor to the chicken and also utilizes our pure quality Verde Valley Olive Oil. Below we have the recipe for this super easy recipe to spice up any chicken dish. Serve over a bed of rice with a salad on the side and you have yourself a healthy, easy, and tasty meal!

Apricot Chicken Drumsticks Recipe


Chicken Drumsticks:

          ◦        6 chicken drumsticks

          ◦        1/4 cup Verde Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Apricot glaze:

          ◦        1/3 cup of Apricot preserves

          ◦        2 tablespoons of brown sugar

          ◦        1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice

          ◦        a dash of red pepper flakes (add more or less to your preference)


          ◦        Preheat the oven to 450°

          ◦        Place the chicken on a sheet pan.

          ◦        Drizzle with Verde Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil

          ◦        Season with salt and pepper on all sides

          ◦        Back chicken drumsticks for about 25 minutes


While the chicken is baking, it is time to prepare the glaze. In a small mixing bowl add apricot jam, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice. Mix well.

Remove chicken from the oven and brush the glaze all over. Heat the broiler, then broil the chicken for 3 to 5 minutes.

Verde Valley Olive Oil

We believe that “The best olive oil is the freshest olive oil.” To accomplish this, we select and import only freshly crushed Extra Virgin Olive Oils from artesian small batch producers in both northern and southern hemispheres. This way, you are able to experience and taste the very freshest olive oils in the world – right here in Verde Valley with two locations the first is in Old Town Cottonwood and the second location is just up the hill in Jerome.

Come in, meet us and have fun sampling our gourmet oils to tantalize your palate. We can help assist you to find the perfect olive oil and balsamic vinegars for yourself or for a special gift. We are happy to ship your selections anywhere in the U.S.