Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness to this quick orange-infused barbecue sauce. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994

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  • Preheat grill or broiler.

  • Whisk together orange-juice concentrate, chipotle pepper, vinegar, molasses and mustard in a small bowl.

  • 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.


Note: 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.

Nutrition Facts

148 calories; 2.7 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 227 mg sodium. 294 mg potassium; 6.2 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 23.1 g protein; 37 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 9 mcg folate; 22 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 33 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;

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Rating: 4 stars
This recipe looks delicious but it's rare to find chipotle in adobo without wheat. I live in Tucson AZ--a city with many chipotle/adobo options--and have yet to find a brand without wheat in the ingredients. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fantastic change to chicken! The combination of orange and chipotle was really fantastic. It had a little kick to it but not overly spicy for those that don't like things hot. I found the chipotle in the ethnic section of my grocery story. Pros: Beautiful taste quick and easy to make freezes/reheats well Read More