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Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken is sweet and tangy and the chipotle adds such a flavorful kick! You are going to love everything about this sauce and it will be a hit at your next gathering!

Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken in a white plate with a sauce brush.
School is out for the summer and BBQ season is in full swing at our house. We BBQ at least four times during the week at our house because we love it so much. We love being outside and grilling is just so quick, easy and delicious! I made this Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken with the family last week to celebrate summer. Or surviving the last few weeks of school. Both needed to be celebrated. 🙂
I recently got a Blendtec Blender and it is my new BFF. Seriously. I make a green smoothie every morning. My life is just too busy lately for breakfast and a green smoothie is perfect for on the go plus packed with nutrients. But here is the thing that I love about my blendtec. It can do SO much more than make smoothies. It can make salsa, ice cream, juice, soup, and it was perfect for making this Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce.
Blender cup with Honey Chipotle sauce.
There is nothing better than grilled chicken slathered in delicious BBQ sauce. It is such a classic but I decided to put my own spin on it and add a little sweet with the honey and spice with chipotle. I put all of the ingredients in the blender and a delicious BBQ sauce was ready in no time!
Basting brush applying honey chipotle sauce to the chicken on the grill.
So many awesome flavors combined in this amazing BBQ sauce. It was thick and coated the chicken perfectly. I only used two chipotle peppers so that my kids could eat it too and they loved it. The honey also added a sweet flavor to this chicken as well.
Plan to make this recipe the next time that you grill! It is sure to be a hit with the family.
Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken on a grill.

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Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken

4.86 from 7 votes
Honey Chipotle BBQ Chicken is sweet and tangy and the chipotle adds such a flavorful kick! You are going to love everything about this sauce and it will be a hit at your next gathering!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6



  • In a blender or food processor, combine ketchup, peppers, cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, salt, garlic powder, cumin, and black pepper, and blend until smooth.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Salt and pepper the chicken and add to the grill. Baste the chicken generously, turn over after about 2 minutes and baste again. Cook until the chicken is 165 degrees and no longer pink in the center. Baste one last time before serving.


Calories: 269kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 33gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 681mgPotassium: 690mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Caribbean, Mexican
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    1. You could try baking it in your oven! Make the sauce, add your chicken to a greased 9×13 pan and then lather the sauce on the chicken. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes or until the chicken has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Let me know how it turns out!

  1. 5 stars
    Love the BBQ sauce. Marinated our thighs over night and saved a little to baste. Then grilled the next night and it was amazing. Great flavor! A new staple.

  2. Didn’t know that making this would be so quick and easy. Perfect for making a burrito. Thank you for the recipe!

  3. This is amazing! We arent eating it for a couple more hours and I have yet to put in the coconut milk. But what I have tasted is awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I am from Germany, when I was a little child, my family was invited by american friends for BBQ. I tasted the first time original spareribs and chicken wings. There was a BBQ sauce on, I fell in love with.

    The friends left back home to america and we never saw us again. This is 30 years ago and I tried so often to get that perfect BBQ sauce.

    Now I got it. Thanx so much for that reciepe, I made it the second time now, and I love it!!!

    1. There is not a chipotle sauce, you are making the sauce to be a chipotle sauce. By blending everything in the ingredients together you are making a sauce that is likened to a chipotle sauce.

      1. These peppers come in a can! Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce are the label you want to look for! You will blend these up with the other ingredients.