Grilled Chicken with Spicy Rhubarb-BQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Spicy Rhubarb-BQ Sauce Recipe
Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Barbecue sauce is hardly an expected place to find rhubarb, and that's part of what we love about this addictive, tangy-sweet sauce tinged with smoky chipotle heat. Extra sauce can be refrigerated for up to one month. Also try it on pork and burgers.


Serves 4 (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)
Total time: 45 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 45 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 255
Fat 10.7 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 4.6 g
Polyfat 2.3 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 135 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 351 mg
Calcium 46 mg


1 tablespoon canola oil
8 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned (about 2 1/2 pounds)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray


1. Preheat grill to high heat.

2. Combine oil and chicken; toss to coat. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 6 minutes or until well-marked. Place 1 cup Rhubarb-BQ Sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl, tossing to coat chicken. Return chicken to grill; cook, turning and brushing with sauce from the bowl until glossy and caramelized, about 12 minutes.


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