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Raspberry Smoked Paprika Barbecue Chicken

August 10, 2015
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This is a great recipe for the summer- perfect for just the family or to entertain with…

Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup chopped fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Juice of half a large lemon
  • Zest of a lemon

Heat a small saucepan with the olive oil. Add the shallot and garlic cloves. Saute on medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the raspberries, tomatoes, vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika and salt. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Cool the mixture and blend in a blender till smooth. Add the lemon juice and lemon zest. Take one cup aside for basting the chicken.

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Dry Rub

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • Mix the spices and keep aside.
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs

Sprinkle the dry rub all over the chicken on both sides. Marinate over night or at least for 4 hours.

Grill the chicken while basting every few minutes with the barbecue sauce.

Serve the chicken with the remaining sauce on the side.

 

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