Smoked Chipotle and Peach Chicken Recipe


Nutrition

Cal/Serving: 2,322
Daily Value: 116%
Servings: 6

Low-Carb
Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Milk-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free
Fat148g228%
Saturated40g201%
Trans1g0%
Carbs77g26%
Fiber3g11%
Sugars56g0%
Protein153g305%
Cholesterol853mg284%
Sodium2238mg93%
Calcium161mg16%
Magnesium219mg55%
Potassium2365mg68%
Iron9mg50%
Zinc14mg93%
Vitamin A2558IU51%
Vitamin C18mg30%
Thiamin (B1)1mg47%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg84%
Niacin (B3)45mg223%
Vitamin B63mg155%
Folic Acid (B9)55µg14%
Vitamin B125µg86%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E4mg18%
Vitamin K28µg34%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated61g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated31g0%
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Smoked Chicken with Chipotle, Peach, and Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
Barbara Kiebel

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.

5
Ratings4

INGREDIENTS

For the dry rub :

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper

For the chipotle-peach barbecue sauce :

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • One 12-ounce jar peach preserves
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons light molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1-2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, minced, plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the chicken :

  • 12-20 chicken legs

DIRECTIONS

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.

Recipe Details

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Servings: 6
Total time: 25 minutes
Cuisine: American

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