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We won't mince words: This is juicy, spicy, sticky, glorious barbecued chicken. One of the secrets? Chicken thighs. They cook fast, like breasts, but they have richer flavor and don't dry out. And nutritionally speaking, the two are more similar than you'd think.

Source: Midwest Living

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hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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  • In a small bowl, combine smoked paprika, brown sugar, salt, 1 teaspoon dry mustard, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, chili powder and black pepper. Sprinkle and pat mixture evenly on both sides of chicken thighs. Chill, covered, for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine ketchup, maple syrup, molasses, chipotle peppers, Worcestershire sauce and the remaining 1 teaspoon dry mustard and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Bring just to boiling; reduce heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

  • Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat. Arrange chicken on a lightly oiled grill rack, cover grill, and cook 4 minutes. Flip and cook 4 minutes more. Stir lime juice into sauce. Brush chicken with some of the sauce, flip and cook 1 minute. Brush sauce on the second side, flip and cook 1 minute more, or until done (170°). Remove from grill; let rest 5 minutes. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 178mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 2g; sugars 20g; protein 38g; vitamin a 245.8IU; vitamin c 3.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.6mg; niacin equivalents 11mg; vitamin b6 0.9mg; folate 10.7mcg; vitamin b12 1.2mcg; sodium 683mg; potassium 688mg; calcium 51mg; iron 2.2mg.
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