Grilled Chicken with Spicy Rhubarb-BQ Sauce

Barbecue sauce is hardly an expected place to find rhubarb, and that's part of what we love about this addictive, tangy-sweet sauce tinged with smoky chipotle heat. Extra sauce can be refrigerated for up to one month. Also try it on pork and burgers.
Photo by Barbara B.
Adapted from cookinglight.com

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

45

minutes

TOTAL TIME

45

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Adapted from cookinglight.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    tablespoon canola oil

  • 8

    chicken breast, skinned (about 2 1/2 pounds)

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

  • Cooking spray

  • 1

    cup Rhubarb-BQ Sauce

  • Rhubarb-BQ Sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon butter

  • 1/2

    cup finely chopped onion $

  • 1

    garlic clove, minced

  • 2 1/4

    cups (1/2-inch) slices rhubarb

  • 1/2

    cup water $

  • 1/3

    cup sugar

  • 1/4

    cup ketchup

  • 2

    tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • 1

    teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/8

    teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Preheat grill to high heat. 2. Combine oil and chicken; toss to coat. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill 6 minutes or until well-marked. Place 1 cup Rhubarb-BQ Sauce in a large bowl. Add chicken to bowl, tossing to coat chicken. Return chicken to grill; cook, turning and brushing with sauce from the bowl until glossy and caramelized, about 12 minutes. Rhubarb-BQ Sauce 1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add rhubarb; cook 3 minutes or until rhubarb is translucent, stirring occasionally. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and chipotle; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 6 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. 2. Place half of rhubarb mixture in a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a clean towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters). Blend rhubarb mixture until smooth. Pour into a large bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining rhubarb mixture. 3. Return rhubarb mixture to saucepan. Bring to a simmer; cook 1 minute or until hot. Stir in mustard and salt.

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