Grilled Chicken with Peach Barbecue Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Peach Barbecue Sauce
Servings: 4 Prep 5 mins Cook 14 mins Grill 8 mins


  • 1 medium peach, pitted and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup peach preserves
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 whole chicken legs (about 2-1/2 pounds, total)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Make It

1. Prepare outdoor grill with medium-hot coals, or heat gas grill to medium, or heat oven broiler.

2. Meanwhile, place cut-up peach in food processor. Pulse with on-and-off motion until peach is chunky. Combine peach, preserves, vinegar, sugar, soy and ginger in medium-size microwave-safe glass bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on high power for 2 minutes or until peach is slightly softened, stirring once after 1 minute.

3. Mix together cornstarch and water in small bowl until well blended. Stir into peach sauce. Microwave, uncovered, on high power for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring once after 1 minute. Reserve half the sauce to serve with chicken.

4. Remove skin from chicken legs. Salt and pepper both sides of legs. Arrange legs in single layer in 13 x 9 x 2-inch microwave-safe baking dish, with thickest part of each chicken leg facing the outside of the dish. Loosely cover the baking dish with plastic wrap. Microwave on high power for 5 minutes. Turn chicken legs over. Loosely cover again with plastic wrap. Microwave for 5 minutes. Let chicken stand, covered, for about 5 minutes. Brush remaining half of sauce over legs.

5. Grill legs 6 inches from heat or broil 2 inches from heat for about 4 minutes on each side, until chicken becomes dark in color, but not burnt, and instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part without touching bone registers 170 degrees F. Serve with the reserved half of the sauce on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 348, Fat, total (g): 8, chol. (mg): 90, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 43, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 27, sodium (mg): 88, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.