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Dr Pepper Maple Mustard Chipotle BBQ Chicken

This BBQ Chicken is grilled, with a spicy, sweet homemade BBQ sauce, made with Dr. Pepper, Maple Syrup, and Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce, that gives a nice caramelization to the BBQ chicken.
Course Chicken, Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ Chicken, Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken, Grilled Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 776kcal


  • 12 chicken legs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil to brush or spray on chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup Dr Pepper
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1-2 chopped chipotle peppers and 2 teaspoons adobo sauce adjust the amount depending on how spicy you like it


  • Prepare your grill for high, direct heat.
  • To make the barbecue sauce, in a small bowl mix together the ketchup, mustard, Dr Pepper, vinegar, worcestershire, maple syrup, and chopped chipotle peppers, and sauce.
  • Coat or spray the chicken pieces with vegetable oil and sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder over them.
  • Place the chicken pieces skin side down on the hottest side of the grill in order to sear the skin and get the good grill marks. Grill for about 15 minutes. Once you have a good sear on one side, lower the heat on a gas grill to medium low. Cover the grill and cook undisturbed for about 15 minutes.
  • Turn the chicken and baste the pieces with the barbecue sauce. Cover and grill for about another 10 minutes. Turn one more time and baste with the barbecue sauce and grill for about 5 minutes or until the juices run clear. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.


Calories: 776kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 758mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 577IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg