The other day I was searching for something to grill. Then I found some chipotle peppers in my pantry. It was on. I was going to make a BBQ sauce and cook up some chicken. The sweetness of the peach would hopefully offset the heat and smokiness from the chipotles. It was a huge hit.

Chipotle Peach BBQ Chicken

The preserves in the sauce help keep it together and provide all of the sugar needed to make the sauce caramelize.

Chipotle Peach BBQ Chicken

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 2.5 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 chipotle peppers (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce (chipotles are packed in it)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a small saucepan combine the peach preserves, chipotle peppers, apple cider vinegar and a dash of salt and pepper.  Heat the mixture over medium high heat until the preserves start to melt.  Once the sauce is liquid, reduce the heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Chipotle Peach BBQ Sauce

Pre-heat the grill to medium/high heat.

Salt and pepper the chicken breasts.

Place the chicken breasts directly over the burner or coals.  Cook for about 5 minutes per side.

Grilled Chicken

When the chicken is almost fully cooked start to glaze the chicken with the BBQ sauce.  This should be done in the last couple minutes of grilling.  Otherwise the sauce will burn.

Caramelized Chicken

When the chicken is no longer pink remove it from the grill and serve.

Chipotle Peach BBQ Chicken

This chicken was full of flavor. It was spicy and sweet.  Basically the perfect chicken.

This sauce works perfectly with your favorite preserves.  Add the preserves for sweet and the chipotles for heat.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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