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Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

May/June 1994, EatingWell Serves Two

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



READER'S COMMENT:
"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. "
Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken Recipe

Makes: 4 servings

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Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  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.

Tips & Notes

  • 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

Per serving: 150 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 63 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g added sugars; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 227 mg sodium; 302 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (30% daily value), Vitamin C (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 3 1/2 very lean meat



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