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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 262.7
  • Total Fat: 12.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.4 mg
  • Sodium: 79.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 28.3 g

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Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breasts



Introduction

A spicy marinade gives this chicken its kick! A spicy marinade gives this chicken its kick!
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients



    • 5 chipotle peppers, seeded and chopped by hand

    • 1-3 cup cilantro leaves

    • 2 cloves garlic

    • 2 medium shallots

    • 1/3 cup rice vinegar

    • 1/4 cup olive oil

    • juice of 2 limes

    • 2 chicken breasts


Directions

1. Purée the peppers, cilantro, garlic, shallots and vinegar in a food processor or blender. With the machine running add the oil slowly and then the lime juice. This will be the marinade for your chicken.



2. Divide the marinade into two portions- one to marinate your chicken and another (in a separate container or bowl) to baste your chicken later while it cooks.



3. Marinate the chicken for approximately 1 to 3 hours or overnight. Remove chicken from marinade and grill slowly over medium fire. Discard marinade used by the chicken (for food safety) and baste the chicken with excess marinade that was set aside.



Makes 2 servings.





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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Comment: Neitherthe salt nor the oil will be in such high concentration once you've grilled the chicken. It's not a sauce, it's a marinade! What's left on the chicken will be a small percentage of the calorie count. Is it possible that the calorie count was based on the whole quantity of marinade? - 7/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good and very tender and juicy. The marinade was plenty for 5 large chicken breasts with no changes to the recipe. - 6/17/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was one of the sprakfriends visiting Skinnysoon13. We all LOVED this chicken!! We had it over a salad and it was fabulous! I can't wait to make it myself. - 5/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was FANTASTIC! Next time I'll wear gloves when deseeding the chiles - my thumbs burned for DAYS and I think I can STILL taste the jalapeno on my thumbs! LOL Definitely a must have favorite staple. I had three sparkfriends visiting and we all loved this! YUM - THANKS! Way more than 2 servings! - 5/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My family really enjoyed this chicken. The marinade was very tasty, and while I though that it was going to be a little 'hot' for my husband, he really liked it.
    I was able to marinate 10 chicken breasts with this amount of marinade... Thanks for sharing! - 1/23/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I liked the taste and the heat. The problem with the calc is it can't distinguish between those ingredients that are essentially not eaten- like the marinade. People giving bad review based on the values need to realize this. And maybe taste it before posting.....! - 1/15/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this recipe is very good. My son loved it!! - 2/20/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    left the seeds in the chipotles which made it super hot... had over a spinach salad. Was pretty good. - 2/2/09

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added orange juice and soy sauce to the recipe, because it was kind of soure and my husband liked it a lot. I also added less olive oil for less fat calories. - 1/27/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used 5 boneless skinless thighs and did not puree ingredients, and no shallots (I forgot). Oh yea, I used Knorrs Chipotle season cubes (3), 3/4 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp cilantro and no salt. Marinated overnight and cooked on George grill. Although a bit altered, it was delicious and a definite keeper - 1/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was DELICIOUS! It wasn't to spicy for my household. I couldn't find chipotle peppers I bought the canned chipotle with adobo sauce and just chopped and seeded those. Ended up marinating it for two days and it was the best grilled chicken we've had in a LONG time!!! - 8/12/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not too bad, but I'm not sure if I'd make it again. A little too spicy for my taste. - 7/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great, even though I forgot the shallots! - 7/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was great! My husband did it for the entire family last night. He made extra marinade to keep in the freezer so we can have it again easily. - 7/23/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice flavor! I substituted anaheim peppers for chipotle, but I could probably go a little hotter. Also, it was alot of marinade for 2 servings, so if you cut it in half, the calorie count is 283, sodium 86.2 - big difference from the stats listed. - 7/19/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good -- loved the smoky, tangy taste of the chipoltle peppers! - 1/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I actually cut out the Olive Oil b/c it wasn't really doing anything for the recipe but adding fat. I also added a habanero pepper to the mix. It was really, really tasty!! It has just enough kick to it but the lime juice and the cilantro really cut the heat. - 1/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was a very good, fun dish to make. I ended up not using the baste portion of the marinade, but the chicken was great without it. I'm adding this one to my faves! - 1/15/08

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    There was a very strange taste to this, I wasn't expecting such a heavy sauce maybe. - 11/14/07

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    When I saw this recipe, I thought it looked good. After making the marinade, I was afraid it would be terrible. When we tried it, it actually wasn't bad, the heat level was pretty good, but there wasn't much other flavor. The marinade was a mess to make, but that could just be me. - 9/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    a little high in fat But good - 3/19/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good, i reduced the fat a little - 3/19/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nice and subtly spicy - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    my husband loves hot things. thanks for posting the recipe - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just the way I llike it spicy! - 3/15/07

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