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I came across this recipe while searching for a recipe for plum sauce. Since grilling season is here, I thought it was worth a try. The plum sauce really adds a sweetness to the grilled chicken.
• Medium sauce pan
• Blender or Food Processor
• Cutting Board
• Mixing Bowl
• Knife
• Wooden spoon
• Basting Brush
• Grill (not shown)

8 Chicken thighs, skin on
2 tbsp peanut oil
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
1 Poblano pepper, coarsely chopped
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 ½ pounds red or purple plums, pitted
  and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp granulated sugar


Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft. Add ginger, Pablano pepper, cinnamon and cloves and cook for 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook until plums are soft and mixture has thickened. Place mixture in a blender or food processor and mix until smooth. Let cool.

Preheat grill. Season chicken with salt & pepper to taste. Grill on 1 side for 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Turn the chicken over, brush with the sauce and continue grilling for 3 to 4 minutes, turn over and brush with sauce. Continue grilling and brushing with the sauce until the chicken is cooled through, appx. 15 to 20 minutes.

HINTS: There was a large amount of the plum sauce left over so I would recommend that before you start basting the chicken, set aside about half of the plum sauce and refrigerate it for a day or 2 and use it over some pork chops. You wouldn’t want to store the sauce after dipping the brush in it and basting the chicken.

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