Over the past year, I have discovered that I really like chipotle peppers. I love the smoky heat they add to a dish. We've made several grilled chicken chipotle dishes, but I wanted to try a new one. I decided to combine the chipotle peppers with some of my other favorite ingredients - honey and orange juice. The chicken turned out great. It was tender and juicy, with tons of flavor. I really loved the hint of sweetness that the citrus and honey added to the chicken; it helped balance out the spiciness of the chipotles. This actually turned out to be one of my favorite chicken marinades. I plan on making fajitas with it next time.
Orange Chipotle Chicken Marinade
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 2-4 Chipotle Chiles in Adobo, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the marinade is smooth. Pour over chicken and marinade for at least two hours. Grill until done - internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
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