Peach Chipotle BBQ Turkey Drummettes

Thanks to Honeysuckle White Turkey aka Shady Farms for sponsoring this delicious recipe for BBQ Turkey Drummettes. All opinions are my own.

A Southern style BBQ sauce and glaze of peaches, vinegar and chipotle give these BBQ turkey drummettes a little sweetness, tang and heat. What more could you want from a summer BBQ.

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It is time to get your grill fired up. The prime BBQ season is upon us. Actually we grill all year long, but here in Georgia the weather is fairly amenable to that. Today is my little ode to Southern style BBQ, of course with a twist. Technically I should be calling this grilling not barbecuing. Here in the South barbecue means cooking big hunks of meat low and slow. Grilling means cooking for a few minutes. It is a tad confusing. I always thought the difference was depending on your type of grill.

If it was a gas grill then it was grilling, and if you cooked with charcoal then it was BBQ. I was wrong! At least I learnt something new today. To further complicate the issue, I made a BBQ sauce so does that mean these are BBQ turkey drumsticks or are they still grilled with BBQ sauce? While the terminology may be difficult, there is nothing difficult about making these.

I usually make more of a Northern BBQ sauce, a little sweeter and with tomato. This time I went with the vinegar. Don’t worry, there is still sweetness from the peaches? I live in Georgia, how could I not use peaches. Plus there is a little bit of honey for good measure. Just to balance everything out, I added a little chipotle to provide a little heat. If you like a lot of heat, add more. My husband would have liked at least double the heat, but then my daughter would not eat it.

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Turkey drumsticks always remind me of going to a Renaissance Fair. You see people walking around with the biggest turkey drumsticks I have ever seen.  These things are massive. I went with quality instead of quantity with mine. These are Honeysuckle White Turkey Drumsticks whose turkeys are grown without growth promoting antibiotics by over 700 independent family owned farmers. Turkey has been our dominate protein this year.  Why not when it has less saturated fat than chicken. Plus turkey breast is one Weight Watchers smart point while a chicken breast is 2. You know, I love being able to double my food without double the points! Then, of course, there is the fact that it is just plain delicious. Next time you are at the store, pick up Honeysuckle White Turkey instead of chicken.

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Peach Chipotle BBQ Turkey Drummettes

Course Main Dish, Turkey
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 9 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peaches , defrosted
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tbsp . honey
  • 1 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp . chipotle sauce
  • 1 tsp . smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp . garlic powder
  • 1 tsp . onion powder
  • 1 tsp . ground cumin
  • 1 packet Honeysuckle White Turkey Drummettes

Instructions

  1. Puree all ingredients except turkey in a blender.
  2. Pour into a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour 3/4 of the marinade into a bowl and cool.
  4. Simmer the remaining until it has thickened. Set aside.
  5. Add turkey drummettes to a plastic bag.
  6. Pour in cooled marinade.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
  8. Heat grill to moderately high heat, allowing for indirect cooking.
  9. Place turkey directly over coals turning every couple of minutes until skin starts to crisp.
  10. Move turkey to indirect heat and cook for about 1 hour to 1 1/2hrs, turning turkey occasionally for even cooking. Cook until turkey reaches a temperature of 160•.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 8 Weight Watcher smart points

Nutrition Facts
Peach Chipotle BBQ Turkey Drummettes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 20g
Protein 19g 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. These look incredible. I need to try these.
  2. I love little drum sticks....so tasty. Love that BBQ season is finally here. These look and sound delicious!!
  3. Hello fellow Georgia Food blogger! :) I must say I've always wondered about the whole grilling vs BBQ dilemma so I so appreciate your clarification! I also happen to so appreciate and love this sauce - the balance of peaches and honey with chipotle, cumin and paprika is simply gloriously delicious! Glad to have stumbled by!
  4. That is just a perfect BBQ choice with summer just around the corner. I love the charring on the turkey that you can only get on a BBQ.
  5. I love the peach and BBQ combo!
  6. Oh wow, that peach chipotle barbecue sauce sounds so yummy!
  7. Mmm, I want to eat those now. :)
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Don't you wish someone would invite a way to get food right off your computer Silvia?
  8. Seriously, I'm ready to dive into a big plate of those drummettes! My husband is the grill-master/smoker, but I'd love to get things started with that tasty BBQ sauce!
  9. Flavored packed meaty goodness that I'm sort of drooling over. This is the epitome of a backyard BBQ in one blog post. I must try this ASAP!
  10. What a nice change of pace to use turkey drummettes - love it! I also love this sauce -- sooooo my kind of BBQ sauce with the peaches & chipotle. Nothing beats that sweet & smokey/tangy!
  11. I love the sweet and spicy combo of peach and chipotle!
  12. Fantastic recipe! I've even got some peaches in the freezer begging for a new recipe.

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