Grilled Chicken with Honey-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 leg quarter)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 18 Minutes
Total: 43 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 256
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.7g
  • Protein: 25.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 16.3g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 139mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 366mg
  • Calcium: 25mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 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. 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.
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