Mexican Coffee Barbecued Chicken

by Shelly Fisher
(Hermiston, OR Umatilla County)

4 c applewood chips
1 whole chicken 3 1/2-4 lbs
1/4 c chili powder blend
vegetable oil

Sauce
1/2 c strongly brewed coffee
1/2 c ketsup
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/2 c molasses
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 small onion, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1 oz Abuelita mexican chocolate drink mix tablet
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Soak wood chips in bowl of water for 1 hour. Arrange charcoal around inside edge of grill and light, when coals are hot sprinkle drained wood chips on top of coals for smoke.

Clean giblets out of chicken cavity, rinse and blot dry with paper towels. Rub entire chicken inside and out with vegetable oil, then rub entire chicken inside and out with chili powder blend. Grill breast side up in center of grill over drip pan away from heat for 1 1/4 -1 1/2 hours, until cooked through and deep golden brown. Add 12 fresh coals per side after 1 hour.

For sauce, saute onion, jalapeno and garlic in vegetable oil for 5 minutes until tender, stir in remaining ingredients until combined, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes until thickened.

Serve barbecue sauce over sliced chicken breast and pieces.

Serves 4.

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YUMMO
by: Anonymous

Love this recipe! Can't wait to try it!

Leenda

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Yummy
by: Jenn Glick

Sounds divine. Can't wait to try it out!

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A very interesting recipe
by: Chacha

What a wonderful combination of flavors, molasses, jalapenos and chocolate! Thanks,

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Shelly's Recipe
by: Erna Bevington

This is my daughter's recipe, she is working on getting the chocolate coffee barbecue sauce flavor to grow on me.

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SOUNDS AMAZING
by: Tresa

This sounds like something my whole family will enjoy! The molasses, jalapenos and chocolate sound like a wonderful combination of flavors! I'm trying this out this weekend.Thanks for creating such a tasty recipe! TKitchen

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Interesting spices
by: Anonymous

Interesting and different recipe...Not sure about the mexican chocolate mix but will try it anyway. Good luck on the contest.

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This is a unique recipe
by: Desiree


I love all the flavors that go into this recipe and it's something I would definitely want to try out soon.

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Succulent chicken
by: Kathryn

Shelly, this looks wonderful! The chicken would certainly be juicy, and I imagine the sauce just finished everything to perfection. I've just written it down and will pass on to my sister who grills all the time. Thanks for a great recipe! Kathryn (goldiesmom)

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