Prepare grill for indirect grilling. If using a gas grill, heat one side to medium-high and leave one side with no heat. If using a charcoal grill, arrange hot coals on either side of charcoal grate, leaving an empty space in the middle.
Combine mango jam, chives, vinegar, and Sriracha, stirring until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup mango mixture; set aside.
Brush oil evenly over chicken. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
Carefully remove grill rack. Place a disposable aluminum foil pan on unheated part of grill. Carefully return grill rack to grill. Place chicken on grill rack over unheated part. Brush chicken with about 2 tablespoons remaining mango mixture. Close lid; grill 90 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into meaty part of thigh registers 165°, turning chicken and brushing with about 2 tablespoons mango mixture every 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Drizzle chicken with reserved 1/4 cup mango mixture.
Wine note: This dish's tropical fruit flavors and spicy heat are ideal for gewürztraminer, a popular grape of Germany and France. The mango and apricot flavors of the highly aromatic Hugel gewürztraminer 2006 ($20) echo those of the glaze, while a slightly sweet lychee nut character helps to balance the heat. —Jeffery Lindenmuth
First of all, I will be making this recipe over and over again! It was absolutely fabulous! I was even able to get my husband to say he LOVED it. And trust me, getting my husband to like chicken is not easy! (When I ask him what he'd like for dinner, he generally says "anything but chicken") I didn't have chicken quarters handy so I used bone in thighs and they worked wonderfully. Also, I made these on a gas grill (since that's all we have) using medium heat and they were still so juicy and tender! I left the skin on for grilling to help with flavor and keeping the juices in; I just made sure to brush some of the mango mixture under the skin before grilling so that when I took the skin off for eating it would still have the tasty flavor. Like I said, FANTASTIC flavor-- I will make this great summer recipe again!
I'm not a big fan of dark meat, but this recipe is amazing and easy. I couldn't find mango jam, so substituted peach-mango jam. The glaze perfectly hits the balance between sweet, tangy, and spicy and the meat turns out tender, flavorful and juicy. The chicken smelled incredibly good while grilling--to the point that all of my neighbors commented on the wonderful smell coming from my grill! I will be making this recipe many more times.
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