Chicken Drumsticks with Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Submitted by: Stephen Burke

Serves: 4

Ingredients

Coffee Barbecue Sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup brewed espresso
1/4 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

Method

Coffee Barbecue Sauce
Mix mustard powder with 1 tbsp of water to make mustard mixture.
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.
Bring to a boil on medium heat and cook for 10 minutes.
Let cool completely.
Put the chicken and the sauce in a resealable plastic bag and seal.
Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Remove chicken from barbecue sauce.
Cook the barbecue sauce in a pot over medium heat.
Bring to a boil.
Reserve sauce for brushing the chicken.

Chicken Drumsticks
Heat a grill on medium heat.
Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Brush grill with oil.
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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