This is a spicy but not fiery-hot dish. It is made with chipotle peppers (smoked jalapenos), which add not only heat but also a subtle smoky taste. Enjoy this variation of barbecued chicken with coleslaw and cornbread.

Recipe by Nancy Baggett.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup(s) fresh or frozen (thawed; see Tips) dark sweet cherries
  • 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup(s) cherry preserves
  • 1/3 cup(s) ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground allspice
  • 2 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts

 

Directions:

1.  Stir cherries, broth, preserves, ketchup, vinegar, chipotle peppers, thyme and allspice in a small deep bowl. Transfer to a shallow non-reactive dish large enough to hold chicken. Add the chicken and turn to coat well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

2.  Preheat grill to high. Oil the grill rack. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Transfer the marinade to a medium skillet.

3.  Reduce the grill heat to medium and grill the chicken until cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 7 to 9 minutes per side. Meanwhile, bring the marinade to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is reduced by about half, 12 to 15 minutes. Let the chicken cool slightly; serve with the sauce.

 

Tips & Techniques:

Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs, and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

 

Source: Eating Well/ Delish