Grilled Spicy Chipotle Barbecue Turkey Drumsticks

Apricot preserves balances the spicy taste of chipotle chile in a delicious basting sauce.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

1
tablespoon finely chopped onion
2
teaspoons water
1/4
cup barbecue sauce
2
tablespoons apricot preserves
1
teaspoon chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
turkey drumsticks (8 oz each)

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  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 1-quart saucepan, cook onion and water over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in barbecue sauce, preserves, chile and salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Reserve 3 tablespoons sauce.
  • 2 Cover and grill drumsticks over medium-low heat 25 to 30 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with sauce during last 5 minutes, until juice of turkey is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F).
  • 3 Serve drumsticks with reserved 3 tablespoons sauce.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 1-quart saucepan, cook onion and water over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender. Stir in barbecue sauce, preserves, chile and salt. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Reserve 3 tablespoons sauce.
  • 2 Cover and grill drumsticks over medium-low heat 25 to 30 minutes, turning frequently and brushing with sauce during last 5 minutes, until juice of turkey is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F).
  • 3 Serve drumsticks with reserved 3 tablespoons sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Turkey drumsticks come in various weights, so try to purchase two at close to the same weight. If the drumsticks are larger, you will need to grill them longer.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
26g
26%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.