Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauc

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LINDA BAILEY

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@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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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

How to Make Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauc

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.

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