Thursday, October 28, 2010

Chipotle and Orange Grilled Chicken

Another recipe from an article in Delish. This one is for Chipotle and Orange Grilled Chicken; having fun with chicken can spice up any "normal" chicken based meal.

Chipotle-and-Orange Grilled Chicken


Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness to this quick orange-infused barbecue sauce.

Serves: 4

Yields: 4 servings

Total Time: 25 min


* 2 tablespoon(s) orange-juice concentrate, thawed
* 1 tablespoon(s) finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (see Note)
* 1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
* 2 teaspoon(s) unsulfured molasses
* 1 teaspoon(s) Dijon mustard
* 1 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
* Salt to taste


1. Preheat grill or broiler.
2. Whisk together orange-juice concentrate, chipotle pepper, vinegar, molasses, and mustard in a small bowl.
3. Lightly oil the grill or broiler rack (see Tip). Season chicken with salt and grill or broil for 2 minutes. Turn, brush with the glaze and cook for 4 minutes, brushing occasionally with glaze. Turn again, brush with the glaze, and cook until the center is no longer pink, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Carb Servings: 3 1/2 very lean meat. Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2. Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (30% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv).

Tips & Techniques

Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs, and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.

Prep Time: 10 min