Friday, July 1, 2011

Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

This is one of my husbands favorite things....

Eating BBQ Drumsticks. Not Grilling. In fact, I am the one who does ALL the grilling. I think out of the 7 years that we have had our grill, my husband has grilled 2 times on it. Not to say that he isn't good. Just I LOVE IT!

I walk through a Home improvement store and see the grills and I am the one drooling. Yes, the grill has a special place in my heart.

What not better to do than grill in the summer? I mean, come on...who doesn't love the smell of food cooking on the grill?!

There are a few tricks to grilling. 1st. You need to know your grill and it's "hot spots". More on that later.

Drumsticks are CHEAP. And on the grill they are amazing! This recipe is simple. Simple. Simple.

Simple and Cheap, what better than that? Oh yeah, they taste good...the perfect trio.

On with the recipe.

Raspberry Chipotle Sauce *You can buy this at Costco (that is where I got mine) or near the fancy cheese section at your local grocery store. They usually have this sauce a lot during the Holiday season.
Chicken Drumsticks

Yes. That is all you need.

Get your grill fired up. *Now, the skin on the drumsticks will drip when cooked, so you need to keep an eye on the heat. You can start off on Medium-High heat, but might turn it down, as the flames will build as the fat drips.

*DON'T close your grill lid for this recipe. If you close the lid, that will increase the heat and the flames when  you cook your drumsticks. And no one likes black drumsticks. you drumsticks on the grill and cook on each side for about 5 minutes. Let them get good grill marks on them.  Turn often. This will insure that they cook even and not too dark etc. *Remember, leave your lid OPEN.

Once your drumsticks are cooked well, but still need some time cooking (about 10 minutes before done). Brush with Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. Turn and cook. Brush other side. Turn and cook. Brush and Turn. Do this at least 2 times on each side.

If some of your drumsticks are cooking faster than others, move to a less or more "hot spot" on your grill. Try to keep them cooking at the same rate.

Total cooking time about 15 minutes. Check for doneness after 15 minutes.

Let rest for about 5 minutes or more before serving. Just cover with foil to keep warm. Then dig in. Get messy and Enjoy! This is a great meal for adults and kids!

1 comment:

Janae said...

Looks yummy! Where can I get the sauce?

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