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.
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
- 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
Puree all ingredients except turkey in a blender.
Pour into a small saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes.
Pour 3/4 of the marinade into a bowl and cool.
Simmer the remaining until it has thickened. Set aside.
Add turkey drummettes to a plastic bag.
Pour in cooled marinade.
Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
Heat grill to moderately high heat, allowing for indirect cooking.
Place turkey directly over coals turning every couple of minutes until skin starts to crisp.
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•.
I calculated 8 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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