Chipotle Marinade for Grilled Chicken

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Robyns Cookin

This makes a thick, delicious paste that coats the chicken with tons of flavor. I like to make more than one batch at a time, apportioned into quart-sized ziplocs containing enough marinade for two chicken breasts. I freeze my chicken in the same bag with the marinade; the night before I intend to grill, I put the whole bag in the fridge and let it defrost / marinade overnight and all through the next day. I like to serve some fresh, homemade pico de gallo on top. Note: When I open a new can of chipotles, I always freeze them individually with the adobo sauce split evenly among each "batch." Therefore, I'm not positive about the amount of adobo sauce I add, but the 1 tablespoon listed below is a decent approximation!

Top Review by gailanng

A FABULOUS AND FLAVORFUL recipe reviewed by one who adores her oven, strokes her burners and kisses her bbq pit regularly. I'm so silly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add all ingredients into the work bowl of a food processor.
  2. Process until pureed.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl or ziploc bag, add chicken, and let sit in marinade overnight.
  4. Grill chicken for 6-8 minutes per side.

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