Thursday, June 18, 2009

BBQ Chicken with Raspberry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Last Sunday Hubby was moved to barbeque something. I never turn down the chance to have a night off from cooking! We had went to see the new movie War Eagle, Arkansas in the afternoon. I did a post last week about the movie, it was filmed only a few miles from us. We recognized scenery from Berryville, Huntsville and the Cave Springs area as well. Not too many movies are made here, so we were anxious to see it.

The recipe calls for chicken legs but we split a small fryer. The timing was about the same, 50 minutes to 1 hour total. The internal temperature is the important thing with chicken, 180 degrees. I had made the Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce earlier , so all he had to do was put it on the grill and smoke a cigar...which he did!

The recipe is from the NFL Gameday Cookbook by Ray Lampe, a.k.a. Dr. BBQ.
Barbequed Chicken Legs with Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
12 drumsticks
2 tablespoons olive oil
your favorite barbecue rub
wood chips (cherry or hickory preferred) soaked in water for 1 hour
Raspberry-chipotle Barbecue Sauce

Prepare grill for cooking over direct medium heat. Rub the oil all over the chicken legs. Season with the rub. Drain the wood chips and put them on top of the hot coals, or in the appropriate place in your grill if you are using gas. Put the chicken on the grill and close the lid to smoke them for 10 minutes. Continue cooking and turning often but reclose the grill each time for 40 additional minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 180 degrees. Brush the chicken with the sauce, flip and brush again 2 or 3 times until browned and to your liking. Serve additional sauce on the side.

Raspberry-Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
3 canned chipotles in adobo sauce, drained
1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
pinch salt
Add chipotles to blender. Top of with remaining ingredients and puree 1 minute.
Makes about 2 cups

*Since it was my "day off," I stirred a little of the barbecue sauce into canned baked beans topping with a little bacon and popped them and a couple of potatoes into the oven to bake. Then I settled down in front of the computer and got caught up on my favorite blogs until dinner was ready!


  1. Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious, this will be a recipe for Mr. Rose's files. We may have to give it a try this weekend, it sounds wonderful.
    ♥ Teresa

  2. Oh my gosh. This looks amazing,


  3. Looks so good, I'm with you, never miss an opportunity Not to cook/ha
    Did you like the movie?

  4. that looks great ~ yer hub did good on that chicken. beautiful pic

  5. First time here and I must say, simply delightful! Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce my oh my...It sure is a keeper. Thanks for sharing...Bookmarked!!!

  6. Your table and the food you're serving is wonderful. I've needed a recipe for raspberry-chipolte sauce for the longest time. Yours looks reall good.

  7. This is exactly what I want! A nice and simple meal. Lovely!

  8. Hi Joy...This looks wonderful! I'm going to look for this cookbook for my BIL...he's quite the cook on the Big Green Egg! Of course...feel free to use the Nippon plate and I am honored that you want to give me a mention!
    GW is my favorite shopping place! lol...Debbie

  9. Yep, looks good to me. I know my husband would be all over this meal!!

  10. This post made me hungry Joy!! And I don't even eat red meat..ha! That sauce sounds delicious!!

  11. I love any thing grilled, well maybe not anything...groundhog...ugh.
    Sounds like a fine meal. Looks good to.

  12. I heard the movie was great. I'm looking forward to seeing it since that's close to my neck of the woods, too! :)


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