Cherry BBQ Chicken

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a small bowl, whisk together 2 teaspoons chile powder, smoked paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Season the chicken drumsticks and carefully loosen the skin to season the meat.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Meanwhile, add oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add onion, and garlic, and saute until onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the remaining 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder, and tomato paste and toast for 1 minute.
  • Add orange juice, lemon juice, ketchup, cherries, water, salt, and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Puree with a hand blender until smooth.
  • Reserve 1 cup sauce for grilling and hold the rest for serving.
  • Preheat a grill to medium heat. Oil the grill grate with olive oil to keep the chicken from sticking.
  • Grill chicken, turning frequently, until cooked through and skin is crisp, about 25 minutes.
  • Brush with reserved barbecue sauce and grill 5 minutes more.
  • Serve with remaining warm sauce.
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