Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken


Experience the smoky and spicy flavors of our Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken. This dish is a celebration of bold tastes, featuring chicken marinated in a rich blend of chipotle peppers and spices, then grilled to perfection. It's perfect for a backyard barbecue or a special family dinner.

Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time (including marination): 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast


  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless: 4 (about 900 grams or 2 pounds)
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce: 3 peppers (about 45 grams or 1.6 ounces)
  • Garlic, minced: 15 grams (0.5 ounces)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (1 ounce)
  • Lime juice: 30 ml (1 ounce)
  • Honey: 30 ml (1 ounce)
  • Ground cumin: 5 grams (0.18 ounces)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • In a blender, combine chipotle peppers, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, honey, cumin, salt, and pepper to form the marinade.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over them. Ensure each piece is well-coated.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove chicken from the marinade and grill for about 10 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
  • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a less spicy version, reduce the number of chipotle peppers.
  • Ensure the grill is properly preheated to avoid sticking.
  • Serve with grilled vegetables or a fresh salad for a complete meal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts? Absolutely! Chicken thighs can also be used and may result in juicier meat.
  • How can I store leftover grilled chicken? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Can this recipe be made in a skillet or oven? Yes, you can cook the marinated chicken in a skillet or bake in the oven.