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Grilled Chicken with Coffee Barbecue Sauce

Todd English's Recipes for Your Summer Celebration

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Looking for dishes good enough to impress your family and friends? Try this great party recipe for your next summer celebration.

Todd English shared his recipe for grilled chicken with coffee barbecue sauce.


  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tablespoon canned chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 2 cups brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup canned tomato, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 chickens (three-pounds each), cut into 8 pieces
  • Cooking Directions


    In a 4 quart pot over medium heat render the bacon.

    Add the onion garlic and jalapeno pepper. Saute until onion is translucent.

    Add remaining ingredients and simmer slowly over low heat for three hours. This is enough sauce for 2 chickens.


    Pre-heat grill to medium.

    Toss chickens in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on grill over medium heat and cover grill. Grill for 15 minutes on each side. Tend closely and turn often if necessary. Be careful not to burn chicken. Chicken should be nearly cooked through.

    Spoon sauce over chicken on both sides and continue grilling until chicken is cooked through, generally 5-10 more minutes (a little longer for dark meat).

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: bacon, garlic, jalapeno, chicken, brown sugar

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Party Platter, Main Course

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