Monday, June 29, 2009

Chipotle-orange barbecue sauce

I used this on grilled chicken last night, and it was amazing. You’ll want to adjust the amount of chipotle peppers in the sauce to suit your family…we like it hot hot hot! In fact, I pounded out the boneless chicken thighs between waxed paper to make them thinner so that they would hold more sauce. They cook faster that way too ;-)

Since we like our food spicy, I sprinkled the chicken with ground cumin before grilling. Remember not to add the barbecue sauce until the last minute or so of grilling, otherwise you’ll just have a burned mess. Don’t ask how I know this! I spread the sauce on each side twice, flipping and searing each time. This barbecue sauce works great for beef too!

Chipotle-Orange Barbecue Sauce

1 T olive oil
1/4 c catsup
2 T white vinegar
2 T molasses
2 T brown sugar
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T chipotle peppers in sauce (more or less)
Orange, grated peel and juice
1 T lime juice (half a fresh lime)
Salt and pepper

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