Juicy Grilled Glazed Autumn Chicken With Apple Pumpkin Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 5mins




  • Marinade:
  • Mix all the marinade ingredients together.
  • Pour half of the marinade over the chicken. Place the chicken in the refrigerator overnight turning often to ensure all sides get coated and penetrates the meat.
  • Heat the other half of the marinade and reduce to 1 cup. If more heat is desired add 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce. To be used to glaze the chicken. Can be prepped the day.
  • Remove from marinade and let drip away removing excess marinade.
  • Whisk together pumpkin puree, apple juice, sugar, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and optional pepper flakes in a saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the mixture has reached the consistency of applesauce. About 30-60 minutes. Depending if you use fresh or canned pumpkin. Add liquor off the fire stir, cover and set aside. Can be prepared the day before good chilled or warm.
  • Heat grill and oil grates.
  • Grill chicken legs until well browned on all sides, turning once, 30 to 40 minutes. Glaze the chicken the last 5 minutes with the reduced marinade.
  • Test:.meat near thigh bones should no longer be pink when tested with the tip of a knife.
  • Boneless chicken breasts will cook quicker so turn after 5-7 minutes glazes the flip after 5-7 minutes and glaze.
  • Wings over medium flame. You don't want too high of a temperature. You will also need to turn the wings frequently to avoid burning. It will mean standing by the grill, but you can cook a lot of chicken wings in about 15 to 20 minutes. Just before removing brush glaze over wings.
  • Serve with warmed Autumn Pumpkin Sauce for dipping.
  • FYI.
  • All grills are different temperatures.
  • Take advantage of indirect heat!
  • If the chicken browns quickly finish over Brown over direct then move to indirect heat.indirect heat.
  • All grills have hot spots so watch and be sure to move the chicken to spots on the grill so not to burn and completely cook the chicken.
  • As the time of the year makes grilling quicker or slower. So take care and watch and enjoy you food as it grills.
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