Smoked Chipotle and Peach Chicken

Smoked Chipotle and Peach Chicken
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Smoked Chicken with Chipotle, Peach, and Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

Barbara Kiebel

Smoked Chicken with Chipotle, Peach, and Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

As much as I think I love to barbecue, I think what I really love is conjuring up new barbecue sauces. I'm going through a fruit phase; maybe it’s an extension of how fruit has permeated my salads and salad dressings but I've found them to be so complementary to the seasonings that make up sauces for the grill.

This recipe required both a rub for the chicken and then a sauce that is put on that same chicken later in the game… by the time all is said and done, the flavor that was imparted to this smoked chicken was amazing.


For the dry rub

Combine all of the ingredients in a container and mix well.

For the chipotle-peach barbecue sauce

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for just 1 minute. Do not let it turn brown.

Add the remaining ingredients. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, stirring often, about 20-25 minutes.

For the chicken

Put the chicken legs into a large Ziploc bag or bowl. Season the chicken generously with the rub and make sure all the pieces get covered. Put the chicken in the refrigerator for 4-24 hours.

Preheat the smoker and place the seasoned chicken legs on the smoker racks. Smoke for 2 hours.

Then, remove from the smoker and put the legs into a large, ovensafe dish, generously slather with the barbecue sauce, and cover with foil. Put the dish into the smoker for another ½ hour or until done (should register 165 degrees internally). Serve with additional sauce.


Calories per serving:

2,327 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 148g 228%
  • Carbs 77g 26%
  • Saturated 40g 201%
  • Fiber 3g 11%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 56g
  • Monounsaturated 62g
  • Polyunsaturated 31g
  • Protein 153g 305%
  • Cholesterol 853mg 284%
  • Sodium 2,230mg 93%
  • Calcium 163mg 16%
  • Magnesium 221mg 55%
  • Potassium 2,334mg 67%
  • Iron 9mg 50%
  • Zinc 14mg 93%
  • Phosphorus 1,494mg 213%
  • Vitamin A 333µg 37%
  • Vitamin C 13mg 22%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 49%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 86%
  • Niacin (B3) 45mg 223%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 160%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 58µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 86%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 18%
  • Vitamin K 28µg 35%
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