Sweet and Spicy Barbecue Chicken

This is an easy recipe with delicious results. The chicken is quickly browned, then slowly simmered in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. So good!  Enjoy!
-3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-10 chicken drumsticks
-2 tsp pepper
-18 oz sweet and spicy barbecue sauce (I like to use Sweet Baby Ray's)
-2 cups applesauce
-1/3 cup packed brown sugar
-1 Tbs chipotle-chili powder
Heat oil in large pan.  Add the chicken and season on both sides with the pepper.  Brown chicken on both sides.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix the bbq sauce, applesauce, sugar and chili powder. Mix very well.
Pour over browned chicken, making sure it's all covered. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes.