Honey Chipotle Chicken Quarters | Grilled Chicken with Honey Chipotle Sauce on Big Green Egg



Honey Chipotle Chicken Grilled on Big Green Egg with a Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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Chicken leg quarters are excellent on the grill and are a great choice for feeding a lot of people on a budget. For this recipe I combine smoky chipotle peppers and honey to kick up the taste.

You can find Leg Quarters at any grocery store; the ones I bought were frozen in a 4lb bag. Just let them slow thaw in the refrigerator overnight and they’ll be ready to go the next day.

There’s not much trimming to do on the leg quarter, but I do remove any unwanted fat or skin from the bone side of the meat.

For the seasoning I’m using 1 cup of my AP Rub (Salt, Pepper, & Garlic), 1 Tablespoon of Ground Chipotle Pepper, and 1 teaspoon of Ground Cumin.

Place these ingredients in a ziplock bag and shake it to combine. Pour the rub into a dredge shaker and sprinkle the seasoning on all sides of the chicken.

Any grill or smoker set up for indirect heat can be used for this cook. I’m firing up my XL Big Green Egg with a good bed of Royal Oak Lump coal and a few chunks of pecan wood for smoke.

The cooking temp needs to be around 325⁰ to get the skin soft and bite through. Once it’s up to temp place the leg quarters directly on the cooking grate and insert a probe thermometer into the meat.

I use a Smoke by Thermoworks set up with the new wifi Gateway to watch these temps on my cellphone. It’s really handy when you’re away from the pit.

Once the internal temperature reaches 170⁰ it’s time to glaze. I use 2 cups of Killer Hogs The BBQ Sauce (any quality sauce can be substituted), ¼ cup of Honey, and 2 whole chipotle peppers in Adobe sauce.

Place these ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Brush over both sides of the leg quarters and continue to cook until the internal temp reaches 175⁰. Remove each one from the grill and allow them to cool for a few minutes before serving.

The smoky heat from the Chipotle Pepper and the sweetness from the Honey turn these leg quarters into something special!

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49 thoughts on “Honey Chipotle Chicken Quarters | Grilled Chicken with Honey Chipotle Sauce on Big Green Egg

  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Why is the fat so yellow, I've never seen chicken skin like that in my whole life.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    One of the reasons I like Malcom's ideos is that he cooks some slightly less common cuts of meat. So many people prefer breast meat on chickens and I don't know why. All the flavour is in the legs.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Ain't nobody mad you eating in front us,hell I wish I was standing right next to you taking a bite of one them leg quarters myself

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    I love Barbecue chicken quarters,the most juicest part of the chicken,Thanks for the recipe….

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Looks great buying me a can of chipotle peppers in Adobe and make this.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Tbh why you put all thos flawors on the skin???? If you like skin, why not just grill chicken skin becous the chicken meat still gona teast just chicken

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    You had a video were you discouraged pecan with chicken, and in this video you prefer it. Thoughts, did you learn something new since then?

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    I have a gas grill my chicken always burns before its done on the inside help! What do i do its a 5 burner gas gill

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Love your vids. Did you brine the leg quarters prior to seasoning and also did you put any oil on them so that the rub would stick ?

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Too bad we couldn't taste it, but that has to be the best bbq chicken I ever saw…even before the glaze went on, but I bet that sauce was great. I'm gonna try this.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Big mal you gotta bring your cooking to Australia… we hungry!!!

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Awesome as always. I looked for this on your app and didn't see anything. I don't have WIFI what Bluetooth thermometer you recommend

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Love the video Malcolm… We ( my family ) eats alot of chicken 🐔 ; especially leg quarters.. I'm goin to give your seasoning blend a try.. Keep up the good work & step by step tutorial on the way u prep & cook

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Great video's man!!! You are my go to man on YouTube for smoking and grilling! Very helpful!!!

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    I'm inspired 👍 going to break out the ole smoker and try out this beautiful looking chicken.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Good Lort Malcom. All these years I thought you had some fat fingers. And I learn this video you use a heat resistance cloth glove under the nitrate gloves. 😂 That's a good idea. I'm gonna adopt it. I'll try this recipe as well. Keep the good work up.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Good stuff Malcolm. The only problem I found with this technique is that the skin is not crispy.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Very Pleased!>>>ur2.pl/1080 I received my Griddler yesterday. This morning I cooked bacon/eggs on it with no problem. This evening I cooked a 1-inch Rib-eye steak on my Griddler with excellent results. Cooking the steak was as simple as it gets. The steak was set to sear at 450 degrees for two minutes and then the Griddler automatically steps down the cooking temperature to 425 degrees. The steak cooked for a total of 8 minutes in the full contact configuration. When done, I ended up with a nice medium to medium-rare steak. I have used the product twice and I am impressed. Great job Cuisinart! Plus, clean-up was very easy.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    I've been trying to make one of your recipes per week and everything has turned out great. Thanks for the tips and videos.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    I tried this a few weeks ago on a Traeger smoker and they were OUTSTANDING! WOW.

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Well I must be out of my mind watching this video right at dinner time…now I am STARVING watching you eat that chicken leg!! I can almost taste that sweet n' heat bbq sauce!! Dag-gum that looks delicious!! Great job Malcolm!! I don't have a BGE but will try this recipe on my Weber. Thanks man!

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Ain't no need to be sorry to eat that awesome chicken it just shows how good it is haha

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    Dude this sounds perfect. Have done this many times. Chipotle and adobe, perfect flavor. try my dipping sauce if you will, and let me know what you think. 1/3 cup pimento cheese, 23 cup ranch, and 14 cup pickled jalapenos.. blended smooth. More of a mild fan, try banana pepper slices. Both are great…

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  • February 24, 2020 at 3:54 pm
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    I really appreciate your videos! We are new to the craft…just got a pellet smoker. We are getting some awesome ideas from you!

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