Grilled Chicken Drummettes w/ Ancho-Cherry BBQ Sau

Grilled Chicken Drummettes W/ Ancho-cherry Bbq Sau Recipe

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Serve these wings as an appetizer before the main event or as a stand-alone dish. Lots of big flavor here.


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10 servings
20 Min
35 Min


  • 1 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    onion, chopped
  • 3/4 c
    tart dried cherries
  • 1/3 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    mild-flavored (light) molasses
  • 2 large
    dried ancho chilies (about 1 ounce), stemmed, seeded
  • 2
    garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp
    ground coriander
  • ·
    pinch of ground cloves
  • 3 lb
    chicken wing drummettes

How to Make Grilled Chicken Drummettes w/ Ancho-Cherry BBQ Sau


  1. Combine all ingredients (except chicken) in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, simmer until chilies and cherries are tender - about 20 minutes.
  2. Working in batches, puree mixture in blender. Return sauce to pan. If necessary, simmer uncovered until sauce is reduced to 3 cups and thickens. Season with salt and pepper. Reserve some sauce to serve as a dipping sauce - the balance of the sauce will be used as a basting sauce.
  3. Prepare grill (medium heat). Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Grill until just cooked through, turning occasionally, about 10 minutes. Brush sauce over; continue grilling until glazed, turning chicken and basting often with more sauce, about 5 minutes longer. Serve with remaining sauce.

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About Grilled Chicken Drummettes w/ Ancho-Cherry BBQ Sau

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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