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Chicken Drumsticks with Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Chicken Drumsticks with Coffee Barbecue Sauce
YIELDS
4 servings

This is a killer barbecue sauce with a kick! I’ve added fresh-brewed espresso to my homemade barbecue sauce and was thrilled with the incredible depth of flavour that resulted. Try it with Cornish hens, turkey or quail as well. Yield is 4 servings.

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Ingredients

Coffee Barbecue Sauce

½
cup ketchup
cup packed dark brown sugar
½
cup brewed espresso
¼
cup cider vinegar
1
medium onion, coarsely, chopped
3
jalapeno, halved, seeded
3
garlic, cloves, crushed
2
Tbsp molasses
2
Tbsp dry mustard powder
1
Tbsp water
2
Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2
Tbsp ground cumin
4
tsp cayenne pepper

Chicken Drumsticks

12
chicken, drumsticks, well rinsed, patted dry
coarse salt, and freshly cracked black pepper
vegetable oil, for brushing grill
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Directions

Step 1

Mix mustard powder with 1 tbsp of water to make mustard mixture.

Step 2

In a saucepan, prepare the barbecue sauce by combining ketchup, brown sugar, espresso, cider vinegar, onion, jalapenos, garlic, molasses, mustard mixture, Worcestershire, cumin and cayenne pepper.

Step 3

Bring to a boil on medium heat and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Let cool completely.

Step 5

Put the chicken and the sauce in a resealable plastic bag and seal.

Step 6

Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Step 7

Remove chicken from barbecue sauce.

Step 8

Cook the barbecue sauce in a pot over medium heat.

Step 9

Bring to a boil.

Step 10

Reserve sauce for brushing the chicken.

Step 11

Heat a grill on medium heat.

Step 12

Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Step 13

Brush grill with oil.

Step 14

Grill chicken for about 8 to 10 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through reaching an internal temperature of 175 to 180 degrees F, brushing with the sauce.

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