Recreate flavorful, moist and juicy chipotle chicken at home with this foolproof recipe. Chicken is moist and extra juicy bursting with delicious, aromatic flavors. The signature smoky, fragrant, slightly spicy flavor of chipotle chicken comes from two key ingredients.First is dried Ancho Chiles and the second one is from adobo sauce.
Chicken is marinated in a dynamite concoction of herbs and spices and then baked, grilled or pan seared. You can use either Ancho Chile powder for the marinade or soaked 1 ounce dried ancho chiles. It takes about 12 hours for the Ancho Chile to get soaked, then stems and seeds get removed.
All the bold marinade ingredients are blended in a food processor and then poured into a zip lock together with chicken breasts. I use chicken breasts for this recipe. After they are done you can slice them and serve with your favorite Mexican inspired sides or use in burritos, burrito bowls, tacos, taco salads, quesadillas or any dishes your heart desires. The chicken is extra flavorful thanks to the fantastic marinade.
Chicken can be cooked in a skillet on the stove top, grilled or baked. Baking is a preferred method for the most juicy and tender chicken. Cook the chicken until it reaches internal temperature of 165F and let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. Follow the instructions below to make chipotle chicken.