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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
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; protein 23.1g 46% DV; carbohydrates 6.2g 2% DV; dietary fiber 0.1g 1% DV; sugars 5.5g; fat 2.7g 4% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 37.3IU 1% DV; vitamin c 11.9mg 20% DV; folate 9.3mcg 2% DV; calcium 22.2mg 2% DV; iron 1mg 5% DV; magnesium 32.8mg 12% DV; potassium 293.9mg 8% DV; sodium 226.9mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 8% DV; added sugar 2g.

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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