Spicy Molasses-Barbecued Drumsticks
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You can make this delicious barbecue sauce in a large batch and refrigerate it in a covered container for up to two weeks.
chili sauce3 Tbsp, bottled
apple cider vinegar1 ½ Tbsp, plain or seasoned
molasses1 Tbsp, or light
chili powder1 tsp
canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce½ tsp, minced
garlic clove(s)1 clove(s), medium, minced
uncooked skinless boneless chicken drumstick(s)12 oz
- To make the molasses barbecue sauce, combine the chili sauce, vinegar, molasses, chili powder, chipotle en adobo, and garlic in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring, until thickened, 2–3 minutes.
- Meanwhile, spray the grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare the grill. Place the chicken on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Brush the chicken with the barbecue sauce. Cook, turning the chicken, until deeply glazed and cooked through, 5–6 minutes longer. Yields 2 drumsticks per serving.