Maple Chipotle BBQ Sauce

I roasted this whole chicken on a rack, uncovered for about 1 3/4 hours at 350 degrees by simply seasoning it with salt and pepper inside and out and into the cavity I stuffed some chopped onion, garlic and a few sprigs of thyme.

In the last 45 of cooking time I just brushed the whole chicken with the barbeque sauce every 10 to 15 minutes.

In a small saucepan, cook slowly over medium low heat until well softened and beginning to caramelize:

3  Tbsp olive oil
3  Cloves chopped garlic
1 medium red onion, chopped

Add:

2  Cups plain tomato sauce
1/2  Cup maple syrup
1/4  Cup apple cider vinegar
1 to 2  tsp. ground chipotle powder (according to taste)
1  tsp. black pepper
1/2  tsp. ground dry thyme
1  tsp. salt

Simmer slowly for about 20-30 minutes or until reduced by about 1/4 the initial volume, stirring often.

When cool, puree in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups.

 

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Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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