Red Wine BBQ Chicken
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Serves: 12 people
  • Oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it really spicy)
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about 2 tablespoons
  • 12 mixed pieces of chicken thighs and bottoms
  • Concord grapes
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Fresh mint, for garnish
  • Fresh basil, for garnish
  1. In a saucepan over a medium flame heat the oil. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in the tomato paste, honey, vinegar, sugar, wine, chili powder, paprika, cinnamon, salt, cayenne, and lemon juice and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Preheat your grill.
  3. Brush the chicken with the sauce, making sure to brush under the skin as well.
  4. Place the chicken on the grill, skin side down, and cook for about 35-45 minutes, turning once or twice to cook evenly on both sides. The chicken is done when you insert a knife in the chicken and the juices run clear.
  5. To serve place the cooked chicken down the center of a large platter. Add large bunches of concord grapes where there is room. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh mint and basil. Brush the chicken with more sauce.
  6. Place any remaining sauce in a bowl and serve on the side.
Recipe by Rachel Kor at