Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Chicken w/Cantaloupe Chutney

By Doug Herman

Votes: 389

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Dessurnt Ends

By Brian Schmidt

Votes: 436

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About Doug Herman

Not only do I DREAM BIG DREAMS, but i chase them down relentlessly until they become REALITY. I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks and have Occupational ADHD. My little empire is built on HARD WORK, BLOOD, SWEAT, and BBQ. Whether I am building world class Off-Road Courses, drafting plans, sitting in my deer stand, chasing snowstorms, or spending time with my family, BBQ isn't ever far from my mind. Some people use yoga, painting or meditation to relieve stress. However, BBQ is my ZEN!

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About Brian Schmidt

I am a Chicago native who recently found a love for outdoor cooking. Yet to discover something that you can't cook on a grill or smoker if you're being creative enough. I also enjoy photographing my cooks and my Australian Shepherd puppy - Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Chicken w/Cantaloupe Chutney

By Doug Herman

I hate boring BBQ, and this recipe is far from boring. BBQ is an art, and you should always be pushing to create new and exciting meals. Life is too short for boring BBQ! The contrasting colors and strong aesthetic appeal will make you love it at first site. The bold flavor profiles that melt together will wake those taste buds up! Not to mention the rich aromas that will leave you craving your next bite. This pairs nicely with cilantro-lime rice and your favorite grilled veggies.

Serves: 2

Recipe Ingredients

Blueberry Bourbon BBQ Chicken w/Cantaloupe Chutney

  • 2 Boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 tsp Pink sea salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1 cup blueberry preserves in syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 2 cups bbq Sauce (I prefer a thick sauce, Kansas City Joes is best)
  • 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro

Recipe Instructions

  1. Heat Traeger to 350
  2. Combine salt, pepper and garlic and then season chicken breast. Let sit at room temp for 20 minutes
  3. Combine Blueberry preserves, brown sugar, bourbon, and bbq sauce in small sauce pan and bring to boil over med heat, simmer and reduce to thicken (this makes plenty of sauce to use in future)
  4. Combine diced cantaloupe, onion and cilantro to make chutney, set in fridge
  5. place chicken on grill, flip after 8 minutes and bast with BBB sauce. Continue cooking until internal temp is 165 degrees. I will apply sauce 2-3 times during cook.
  6. remove chicken from grill, add cantaloupe chutney to top and enjoy!
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Dessurnt Ends

By Brian Schmidt

In barbecue I've learned that sides and sauce are optional. I myself am a fan of dessert and when it comes to barbecue, the best dessert is often more meat. In this recipe which I lovingly call "Dessurnt Ends," I've taken a classic in Burnt Ends and added a sweet, chocolaty rub and sauce to create the perfect meat dessert. This can be done with brisket, chuck roast or other low and slow beef.

Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

Meat and Rub

  • 1 piece 4-6 lb Chuck Roast/Flat Cut Brisket
  • 1/2 cup Kosher Salt (Opt: Smoked)
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Black Onyx Chocolate Powder
  • 2 tbsp Black Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder

Chocolate BBQ Sauce

  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Apple Juice
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp Black Onyx Chocolate Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

Recipe Instructions

Meat and Rub Instructions:

  1. Mix together your rub ingredients and apply liberally.
  2. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Set your smoker to 225F. (Recommended Wood: Cherry)
  4. Set your meat and let it be for 6 hours or until it hits 180F.
  5. Remove from the grill and cut into 1" cubes.

Chocolate BBQ Sauce Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pot and simmer for 30 min stirring occasionally.
  2. Apply sauce to cubed meat and return to the grill for 1 hour.
  3. Enjoy!
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