Grilled Chicken with Honey-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
The combination of a flavorful spice rub and a honey-chipotle barbecue sauce makes this chicken stand out.
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1/4 cup minced shallot or mild onion
- 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili 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 thighs
Preheat your grill.
Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, then add shallots. Saute 2-3 minutes, stirring, until tender. Turn the heat down to low. Add ketchup, water, honey, cider vinegar, mustard, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Stir well and cook about 5 minutes, stirring now and then. Turn off the heat and let sit while you fix everything else.
In a small bowl, mix together the 1/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, cumin and pepper. Sprinkle the mix over the chicken pieces, pressing in so it sticks.
Grill the chicken until almost done, about 15 minutes on each side over indirect heat.
Baste chicken with sauce, turn over, baste the top side and cook 1 minute. Baste again with more sauce, turn over, baste again, and cook another minute.
Serve remaining sauce at the table.