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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Introduction

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

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. Pure 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 4 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 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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  • 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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  • Incredible!
    My new summer favorite! Good over salad too. - 5/25/20

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  • Very Good
    Grilled is always great. I like spice,but hubby cant so these would be mine! - 5/22/20

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  • delicious - 3/29/20

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  • Incredible!
    This was delicious. We didn't add vinegar but increased the lime/citrus juice to achieve the same goal. Thanks for a great healthy recipe. - 3/26/20

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  • Good
    Good - 3/1/20

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  • Very Good
    tasty, low calorie and low sodium - 2/18/20

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  • :) - 12/28/19

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  • Very Good
    GERAT WAY TO ENJOY CHICKEN - 10/16/19

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  • I have never had any luck grilling white meat, it gets too dry. - 9/14/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 7/4/19

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  • I might let someone else make this. I don't like spicy hot for hot sake. - 6/16/19

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  • good - 5/23/19

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  • Great chicken! - 5/1/19

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  • great! - 4/26/19

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  • Thanks - 3/9/19

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  • very good, love this. - 1/31/19

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  • This is a great recipe to make indoors on my George Foreman Grill. I can expect it to be tasty and and healthy. Thanks for sharing. - 1/22/19

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  • Nice - 1/19/19

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  • Incredible!
    really great - 11/17/18

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  • Used chili ancho` and chile powder instead of the peppers and cilantro. - 11/1/18

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  • tasty - 10/29/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great - 10/26/18

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  • Incredible!
    This was really good. - 10/11/18

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  • yummy.... - 7/24/18

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  • Very Good
    These are really good - 7/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum. - 6/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    great recipe - 5/27/18

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  • not sure If I would like this but worth a try - 5/24/18

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  • Very Good
    Great chicken! - 5/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    YUM - 4/12/18

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  • Nice recipe - 4/11/18

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  • Incredible!
    SO good. - 4/9/18

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  • Good
    Yummy 😋 - 4/8/18

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  • Yummy - 3/18/18

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  • More pepper, more spicy! - 3/18/18

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  • Very Good
    very tasty! - 2/20/18

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  • This will be dinner tomorrow, plus some veggies!! - 1/15/18

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  • Incredible!
    The best chicken marinade I have ever tasted! Yum - 1/6/18

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  • looks good - 12/2/17

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 10/23/17

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  • I will give it a try! - 10/18/17

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  • Good - 9/16/17

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  • Yummy - 9/10/17

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  • yum - 8/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    This was tasty and fairly simple to make. My wife and I enjoyed them - 6/15/17

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  • A bit too spicy for me. - 6/10/17

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  • Very Good
    Looks great - 5/29/17

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  • good. - 5/29/17

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  • Tasty - 5/22/17

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  • Incredible!
    This recipe is a keeper. Had to double the recipe for the boys! - 5/10/17

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  • Incredible!
    Loved the chipotle favor addition to the chicken and used the cooked product in a wrap with veggies. So tasty and so good! I'm going to try this marinade on fish! - 5/10/17

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  • nice - 4/19/17

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  • Sounds good. Will try soon. - 4/19/17

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  • Very Good
    I eat a lot of chicken and this was a great new twist. - 4/19/17

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  • Incredible!
    - 3/30/17

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  • I am going to try these over the weekend. I hope that they are not too spicy. - 2/2/17

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  • Good
    Good but a little too spicy for me... hubby loved it! - 1/28/17

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  • Incredible!
    This was AWESOME! Will definitely make again...though I am not sure what folks are talking about when they say it was to hot:) - 8/19/14

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  • Incredible!
    this was really good..I was surprised..I added less peppers because I have 18month old boys and they loved it too!!! - 6/14/10

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  • O.K.
    A lot of work and calories for a little return on flavor. - 3/5/10

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  • Incredible!
    DELISH! My family LOVES it and not a single complaint about the spice from the little ones!! Even tried the marinade with steak. It was okay - but MUCH better with chicken. Don't be too fooled by the calorie/sodium content. Most of it gets thrown away with the marinade. FYI:Chipotle = Jalepeno - 7/20/09

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  • Bad
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious, but has way too much sodium; I used NO-SALT; is there another ingredient that is causing this? - 1/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have a similar recipe, but use low sodium chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. this will cut the fat down. - 1/15/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious. But healthy? It's got nearly 30 grams of fat in it! - 1/15/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love chipotle. It is spicy so many will find it too spicy and might want to cut back on the chiptle especially if they have never tried it. - 1/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good recipe. - 1/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    For 2 chicken breasts, cut the rice vinegar and olive oil to one third of the recipe, and the remaining sauce ingredients by taste.
    - 1/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think one could use boneless, skinless chicken breast to lover fat & I can't see that much sodium in the recipe, Could that be a typeo? - 1/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    too much sodium for me, but sounds very tasty - 1/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Serve this with a corn and black bean salad. It's great! - 7/31/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Way to much sodiiuim for someone like me with heart problems. - 7/18/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Great!! Appreciate everyones feedback. - 7/18/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We're doing this tomorrow night, and it's a keeper! - 7/18/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love heat! Planning on this for tonight - 8/10/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love hot sause. I put it in my chicken everyday!! - 3/26/07

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