Chipotle Marinade for Grilled Chicken
- Ready In:
- 1⁄4 cup chipotle pepper, from a can
- 1 tablespoon adobo sauce, from the canned chipotles
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1⁄2 white onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Add all ingredients into the work bowl of a food processor.
- Process until pureed.
- Transfer mixture to a bowl or ziploc bag, add chicken, and let sit in marinade overnight.
- Grill chicken for 6-8 minutes per side.
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WOW this is great stuff! We were on the lookout for a recipe similar to the restaurant Chipotle's chicken, and I found this one. Sooo good. I actually put it on pre-cooked chicken and let it marinate for 1 hour. I omitted the cilantro and used a red onion instead of white. Then grilled it up in a pan. A little spicy but DH said "It's better than Chipotle!" which made my day. :) I think next time I might use fewer chipotle peppers, but otherwise will follow exactly. Thanks for a keeper!!