Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994

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

Ingredients 4 servings

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


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  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.
  • 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 information

  • Per serving: 148 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 0 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 63 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 2 g added sugars; 37 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 22 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 227 mg sodium; 294 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, 4 lean meat

Reviews 2

December 10, 2010
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By: cawarren
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
August 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
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.
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