Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Chicken & we might need an ark

I hope everyone’s summer is off to a good start.  As you can tell by the title, we have had nothing but rain, thunderstorms, hail, and more rain…..

this is what our Memorial Day weekend looked like…..

Memorial Day Rain.jpg

so much for having a barbecue and taking some nice food photos 🙁  I finally caught a break mid week and managed to cook my cherry chipotle barbecue chicken.  Now you will notice that my chicken did not cook evenly…..

Chicken turn

I guess my burners are  no longer working correctly.  Believe it or not, all of the chicken was completely cooked!  Cut into the thickest part of your chicken, or use a meat thermometer to check and make sure that it is thoroughly cooked.  The chicken on the left is actually my favorite.  That is how my dad has always cooked chicken on the grill, so to me, that is normal!  Yes, I like my marshmallows charred and black as well.

Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Chicken

This is the same sauce that I used on the Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Ribs a couple of weeks ago.  I wanted to see how it would taste on other types of meat.  YUM…it was just as good on the chicken as it was on the ribs!!!  I made 3 pounds of ribs and 2 pounds of chicken, and still have half a bottle left of barbecue sauce.  I did not specify how much chicken to use, because it will vary by your family’s tastes and whether or not you are feeding an army!  I served mine with my Hawaiian Potato Salad…Yum!

So make some Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce, grab some chicken and/or ribs, and have yourself an awesome weekend barbecue.


Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Chicken

Serves 4+
Prep time 2 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
Meal type Main Course
Crispy barbecued chicken basted in a sweet, tangy cherry chipotle barbecue sauce.


  • all natural chicken (breasts, thighs, drumsticks - your choice)
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • sea salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce


Chicken oil salt pepper
Brush chicken with olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
Chicken grill
Place on the grill and cook for 10 minutes.
Chicken turn
Flip chicken over and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
Chicken sauce
Brush barbecue sauce on chicken and cook until caramelized.
Cherry Chipotle Barbecue Chicken cookingwithcurls
Serve with Hawaiian Potato Salad and additional sauce.


Crispy barbecued chicken basted with a sweet and tangy cherry chipotle barbecue sauce.

I used 2 pounds of skin-on chicken thighs which equaled 4 thighs.  Use any amount or combination that you choose.

As you can see, my grill does not cook evenly.  Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.


  1. says

    I remember when you had it on the ribs and made sure you tasted it first thing after opening your new bottle. This looks fabulous on the chicken! I bet it is just amazing…can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Tanya says

    I am trying this ASAP! I love the combination of chipotles and the sweet cherries! Sorry about the rain though!

  3. says

    Lisa, I’ll bet this is AMAZING on chicken – we grill a lot of chicken, so this is going on the must try summer list! Ok, now do I need to figure out how to make an ark for you? 🙂 Mentally trying to send you sunshine, my friend! Pinning!

  4. says

    I love the recipe! I am a big fan of adobo and love to use it on my meats. We are getting your rain this week in S. Florida so hopefully you are drying out. My sister and I are hosting a BBQ Block Party-Linky Party on Thursday, I would love it if you would share your recipe with us.

    Hope to see you there

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