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Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Orange Glaze

August 13, 2009

Ever since I made Spicy Chicken Stew, the can of adobe smoked chipotle pepper won’t seem to go away! I can’t use them in huge quantities because they are so spicy and I don’t want to throw them away. Anyone have any good recipes?  I read somewhere they keep up to 2 weeks in the fridge and 2 months in the freezer? I’m a little skeptical about putting stuff like this in the freezer because I know I will forget about it. Smoky chipotle peppers make this quick, citrusy sauce special great for basting meat. Try this recipe with shrimp or pork chops on the grill as well. I served it with a side of Poor man’s fried rice.

Grilled Chicken with Chipotle-Orange Glaze

Makes 2 servings

  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed of fat (8 ounces)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat grill or broiler to high. Lightly oil the rack.
2. Whisk orange juice, chiles, vinegar, honey and mustard in a small bowl.
3. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Grill or broil the chicken for 2 minutes. Turn the chicken, brush with the chipotle-orange glaze, and cook, brushing occasionally with more of the glaze, 4 minutes more. Turn the chicken again, brush with the glaze, and cook until no longer pink in the middle, 2 to 5 minutes more.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2009 6:36 pm

    Ooooooooh I LOVE adobo chipotle peppers!!!! I’m defo going to try this recipe!!! 🙂 I made a pork chipotle chili with a tiny can of peppers, it was totally delicious! It’s actually a Weight Watchers recipe, but it’s so good.

    • andee permalink
      August 13, 2009 8:40 pm

      thanks for the recipe, looks delish!

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