Chipotle Honey Grilled Chicken

September 15, 2010

I was in the mood for something sweet and spicy and this easy grilled chicken fit the bill perfectly. I like boneless breasts but this would work well with thighs, boneless or not.

We threw it together and let it marinate while we moved on to the sides.  Starting with this idea for mashed potatoes and beans, we left the poblanos out of the potatoes and sprinkled in a bit of cilantro instead.  The chicken was enough hot and spicy and the potatoes were a nice contrast.   And, since everything is better with bacon, the beans were terrific.

  • Chicken, I used six boneless breasts but the choice is yours
  • Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, 1 can
  • Honey, 1/2 cup
  • Cilantro, about 1/3 cup snipped

Pound the chicken breasts to a uniform thickness.  Putting them in a big ziploc first contains the mess nicely.

Snip the cilantro and save a little aside for garnishing later.

Combine the peppers with their sauce, the honey and cilantro in a bowl.

Muddle it all together, breaking up the peppers as you go.

Pour a little sauce in a small bowl and save it for brushing on the chicken as it grills and/or passing alongside at the table.

Pour the remaining sauce over the chicken and let it marinate in the refrigerator for an hour or so.

Grill over a medium-hot grill, turning occasionally and basting with the reserved sauce.

Sprinkle with a pinch of cilantro and serve immediately.  Enjoy!

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amanda September 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Mmm, looks great. I have a can in the pantry now so I’ll have to give this a try this weekend.


2 Petra (Zoom Yummy) September 17, 2010 at 7:34 am

That looks so easy to make and so delicious! Yummy! Wonderful pictures, as always!

Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Petra


3 Teresa September 17, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Yum! Chipotle and cilantro. Two of my favorites! :-) Can’t wait to try this one.


4 Katie@Cozydelicious September 19, 2010 at 10:12 am

Yum! I love the sweet/hot/smokey combo. It sounds amazing! And so easy too – I’ll have to make it this week!


5 Kelly November 14, 2010 at 1:59 pm

This looks FABULOUS! Chipotle is one of my favorite flavors. Thanks for sharing…definitely will be trying this one!


6 Robert December 8, 2010 at 11:37 pm

That looks amazing!! Stumbled onto your site (via stumbleupon). Do think this would be just as good baked in the oven?


7 Karen Bove December 9, 2010 at 8:08 am

I might try it on the stovetop, in a big skillet or saute pan, before the oven?


8 Des December 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm

this is the second time that I am making this recipe, its delicious and my husband love it although he doesn’t like spicy food! beautiful recipe!!!


9 The Texas Peach March 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I love the combination of honey, cilantro, and chipotle peppers together. I will definitely have to try this out!


10 Susan B. April 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

I’ve made this exact thing, but with pork tenderloin. It’s extremely yummy too.


11 TerryKes June 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

I made this last night for a group and it was a HIT! Easy to make, short ingredient list, and as pretty to eat as it is good to eat, this is a no-brainer.


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