Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauc

LINDA BAILEY

By
@miffed13

Chopped cherries combine with cherry preserves and smoky, hot chipotle peppers for an unusual marinade and sauce for grilled chicken. Recipe by Nancy Baggett.


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Rating:

Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Grill

Ingredients

1 c
fresh or frozen (thawed) dark sweet cherries, pitted and chopped
1/2 c
reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/3 c
cherry preserves
1/3 c
ketchup
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1/4 tsp
dried thyme
1 1/2 tsp
minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, or more to taste
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
2 lb
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Stir cherries,broth,preserves,ketchup,vinegar, chipotle peppers,thyme and allspice in a small deep bowl. Transfer to a shallow nonreactive dish large enough to hold chicken. Add chicken and turn to coat well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
2
Preheat grill to high. Oil the grill rack.
Remove the chicken from the marinade. Transfer the marinade to a medium skillet. Bring the marinade to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is reduced by about half. 12-15 minutes.
3
Meanwhile,reduce the grill heat to medium and grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle. 7-9 minutes per side. Let the chicken cool slightly. Serve with the sauce.