This copycat Chipotle chicken recipe is chicken thighs marinated in a blend of chilies, garlic and herbs, then cooked to tender and golden brown perfection. This chicken tastes just like what you would find at Chipotle restaurant!
Calories 338 kcal
1/2 cup red onion coarsely chopped 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil or neutral flavored oil such as rice bran oil or vegetable oil 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder 1 tablespoon garlic chopped 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
Place the red onion, water, olive oil, ancho chile powder, garlic, adobo sauce, salt, pepper, oregano and cumin in a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a mostly smooth mixture. Pour the marinade into a large bowl or resealable gallon sized bag. Add the chicken and coat with the marinade. Refrigerate the chicken for at least 1 hour, or up to 12 hours. Remove the chicken from the marinade. Heat a grill over medium high heat, or preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grill the chicken for 7-8 minutes per side or until a thermometer registers at least 165 degrees F. OR bake the chicken for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes. Cut into slices or cubes, then serve immediately.
Calories: 338 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 37 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 180 mg | Sodium: 619 mg | Potassium: 562 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 857 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 45 mg | Iron: 3 mg