Grilled Chipotle Chicken

Grilled Chipotle Chicken

I saw this recipe over on Life’s Ambrosia and I immediately put it on our list to try. It calls for a whole can of pureed chipotles in adobo – so it has a bit of a kick, to say the least.  We loved it! 

We normally just cook boneless chicken breast, so we had to a little experimenting on the cooking time.  Our (we have no idea what the temperature is) charcoal grill took 37 minutes to cook the drumsticks.  We made note of this so we’ll know the next time we do drumsticks.  This was a nice change to our usual grilled chicken.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Grilled Chipotle Chicken

Grilled Chipotle Chicken
(Printable Recipe)

6 chicken drumsticks
1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 garlic clove
juice of 1 lime
¼ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning chicken

Rinse and pat dry the chicken.  Combine chipotle peppers, honey, vinegar, garlic, lime and ¼ teaspoon salt in a food processor. Process until it becomes a paste. Place chicken in a glass dish, lightly season with salt. Transfer ¼ cup of the marinade to a bowl and set aside. Spread remaining marinade over chicken and turn to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (the longer the better).  When ready to cook. Heat grill over medium heat. Grill chicken until browned on all sides, turning once and brushing with reserved marinade. Cooking time is about 25 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the chicken legs. Chicken is done when it is punctured and juices run clear.  Transfer to a serving platter and serve hot.

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  1. Now this sounds tasty! We love spicy chicken recipes so this is a keeper for me. I'm gonna whip this one up soon. Your chicken looks so good!

  2. Wait….Chicken Legs ate chicken legs? Isn't that cannibalism? 😉

    Those look gorgeous and the chipolte sauce sounds fantastic. I love that kick.

  3. This chicken looks divine! We love any and everything with a kick and I use the chipotle in adobo all the time. What a great recipe!

  4. A whole can most certainly would give it a kick. The chicken looks beautiful and I'm loving all the chipotle in adobo sauce recepies flying around. Great flavor.

  5. I luv the char on the outside. I always pick the piece that has the most char on them.

    Looks good. Haven't ever used chipolte peppers in adobe.

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