Honey Chipotle Chicken RecipeThis recipe is all about Honey Chipotle Chicken on the grill… Chicken leg quarters are excellent on the grill and are a great choice for feeding a lot of people on a budget. For this recipe I combine smoky chipotle peppers and honey to kick up the taste. You can find Leg Quarters at any grocery store; the ones I bought were frozen in a 4lb bag. Just let them slow thaw in the refrigerator overnight and they’ll be ready to go the next day. There’s not much trimming to do on the leg quarter, but I do remove any unwanted fat or skin from the bone side of the meat. For the seasoning I’m using:
- 1 cup of my Killer Hog’s AP Rub (or any quality all purpose seasoning)
- 1 Tablespoon of Ground Chipotle Pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Ground Cumin
- 2 cups of Killer Hogs The BBQ Sauce (any quality sauce can be substituted)
- ¼ cup of Honey
- 2 whole chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce
Honey Chipotle Chicken Recipe
- 4lbs Chicken Leg Quarters
- 2 cups Killer Hogs BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup Killer Hogs The AP Rub
- ¼ cup Honey
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Chipotle Pepper
- 2 Whole Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- Prepare Big Green Egg or other bbq grill/smoker for indirect cooking at 325⁰. Add Pecan wood chunks to hot coals for smoke flavor.
- Combine AP Rub, Ground Chipotle Pepper, and Cumin. Season leg quarters on all sides.
- Place each leg quarter on the grill and cook until internal temperature reaches 170⁰.
- Place Whole Chipotle Peppers, Honey, and Killer Hogs The BBQ Sauce in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Brush glaze over leg quarters during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
- Remove leg quarters from grill once internal temperature reaches 175⁰ and serve.
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Hi this is this is the first time I’ve tried this website I love your recipes I’m new at this I bought a longhorn Oklahoma Joe smoker having a little trouble food is coming out really smokey but I keep trying have any suggestions again I love your recipes Ed ok
With stick burners, you are going to have a strong smoke flavor. But if you are using a good, clean fire with a good, seasoned wood (that will burn instead of smolder) it shouldn’t be overly smoky. And you can always wrap with foil or butcher paper half way through your cooks to prevent them from getting too smoky.
I’m sorta new at this BBQ stuff but my sweet wife bought me a Xlg BigGreenEgg for my 81st BD. Ran across your recipe and want to give it a try. Will be back, great site.
Great way to spice up BBQ chicken! I made this with 2 extra chipotle peppers with the adobe sauce. The addition of cumin to the rub was a nice addition to the AP Rub. Grilled both white and dark meat with this recipe on my PK 360 – family loved it and it gives us an alternative to regular BBQ chicken.