Grilled Chicken with Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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Grilled Chicken with Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce Recipe
Photo: Squire Fox; Stylist: Justin Schram, Kenneth Hyatt
You can also use 8 thighs or 8 drumsticks or 4 pieces of each; cook about 10 minutes per side.
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 leg quarter)


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2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup lower-sodium ketchup
2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 bone-in chicken leg-thigh quarters, skinned
Cooking spray


Hands-on: 18 Minutes
Total: 43 Minutes

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add shallots; sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Stir in ketchup, next 5 ingredients (through chile powder), and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce heat to low, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Combine 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper; sprinkle over chicken. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 15 minutes on each side or until done. Baste chicken generously with sauce; turn over, and grill 1 minute. Baste again; turn over, and grill 1 minute. Serve with remaining sauce.

Created date

June 2013

Nutritional Information

Calories 256
Fat 9.8 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 25.9 g
Carbohydrate 16.3 g
Fiber 0.6 g
Cholesterol 139 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 366 mg
Calcium 25 mg