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Peach Chipotle Chicken Legs


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 min
  • Yield: Sauce for 2 to 2 1/2 pounds of chicken legs 1x

Description

Long live all things chipotle! You can’t get any easier than chipotle peppers, peach jam, and vinegar, in this Peach Chipotle Chicken Legs recipe. Try this sweet baked chicken – I promise you won’t be sorry!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups peach jam
  • 1/2 can of chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce, diced (about a 1/3 cup chopped chipotle chili peppers and adobo sauce or 3 chopped peppers and 3 teaspoons of adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a medium bowl or 4-cup glass measuring cup, and whisk together to combine.

To Cook in the Slow Cooker:

  1. Place all of the chicken legs in the bottom of a slow cooker. Salt and pepper the chicken, flip it over, and salt and pepper the other side. Pour the sauce over the chicken legs. Slow cook on low for 6 hour or on high for 4 hours, until the largest piece of chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.

To Bake:

  1. Place all of the chicken legs in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. You may want to line the dish with foil for easier clean up. Salt and pepper the chicken, flip it over, and salt and pepper the other side. Pour the sauce over the chicken legs. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minute to one hour, until the largest piece of chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer.

To Slow Bake in a Dutch Oven:

  1. Place all of the chicken legs in the bottom of your Dutch oven. Salt and pepper the chicken, flip it over, and salt and pepper the other side. Pour the sauce over the chicken legs. Bake, with the lid on, at 250 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until the largest piece of chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer. If you want the outside of the chicken to char a bit, you can take the lid off the Dutch oven, turn the oven up to 400 degree, and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Notes

Notes: If you’d like the sauce super smooth, you can toss everything in a blender or food processor instead of chopping the chilis by hand.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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