Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce.

A few weeks ago, there was a big food blogger conference in Atlanta.  I thought about going but was supposed to fly to Boston that weekend to see my Cubbies take on the Red Sox (my number 2 team) at Fenway for the first time in many, many years.  By the time we decided that the baseball trip wasn’t going to happen, tickets for the conference were sold out and I was bummed that I would be spending the weekend on my couch instead of making new blogger friends and learning how to improve my blogging skills.

Then, a post on The Nest informed me that the fine folks over at POM Wonderful were giving away a ticket for the conference.  I immediately entered and waited impatiently for them to let me know that I had won.

Well, I didn’t win, but they did send me a package chock full of their awesome products, so I made the most of that weekend on the couch and got to work looking for ways to use it.

This Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce served as a great glaze for grilled chicken drumettes on a scorcher of a day this summer, and we’ve used the remaining sauce on chicken breasts and even slathered it over burgers topped with pepper jack cheese and pineapple slices.  YUM!

Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce – adapted from

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Sweet Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp. Dry Mustard
  • 1 Cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1 8oz Can Crushed Pineapple, undrained
  • 1 Cup POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Package Chicken Drumettes

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.  Add onions and saute until soft and translucent.  Add in all other ingredients except for chicken drumettes and mix until well combined.  Reduce heat to medium and cook until sauce has reduced and thickened, about 45 minutes.

Preheat grill to medium high heat.

Place chicken drumettes on the grates and grill 20-25 minutes, turning once, and brushing the sauce on during the last 5 minutes of cooking.  Serve with additional sauce on the side.

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One response to “Grilled Chicken Drumettes with Pineapple Pomegranate BBQ Sauce.

  1. I am sorry you didn’t win the contest, but so happy to see this bbq recipe. Yum!

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