Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breasts

Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breasts

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 137.9
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 36.6 mg
  • Sodium: 33.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 13.9 g

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A spicy marinade gives this chicken its kick! A spicy marinade gives this chicken its kick!
Number of Servings: 2


    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


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.

TAGS:  Poultry |

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    Very Good
    4 of 5 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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    3 of 4 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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    2 of 3 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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    2 of 3 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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    2 of 3 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