The Best Chipotle Chicken Recipe Ever!

Over here at Casa FSL, I’m a bit of a gambler. I play Dinner-Time-Russian-Roulette.  About every week or so, I create or road test a new recipe.  Some nights are good, some nights get the thumbs down, other nights meh.

Let me paint a little picture for you guys.  Once I tried to make “Honey Sauced Crock Pot Chicken”.  That ended in Mr.FSL taking a bite and saying “This steak is a little dusty.” Um, it started as chicken.  Dusty?! Yeeeeah. Some new dinner attempts just don’t work.

This one did more than work.  It’s seriously the best new recipe I’ve gotten my hands on in a long time.  It will be making an appearance in my dinner rotation for sure.  Plus it took like 30 minutes from start to finish.  Really. I got it from Cooking Light Magazine.

Pre-heat the oven to 350F.

Combine

1/4c minced onion

1/4c agave nectar

3 T low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth

1 minced chipotle pepper

1T adobo sauce from the chipotle can

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I didn’t have minced onion and couldn’t find minced chipotle in the store.  So I did what I always do.  I threw all of the above ingredients into my trusty Magic Bullet.

Poof!  Minced everything!  This is cutting edge cooking folks.

Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons of olive oil.  Sprinkle 4 chicken breast halves with salt & pepper, then add the chicken to the pan.

Cook for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned.

Add onion mixture to pan; bring to a boil.

Bake for 8 minutes (or until chicken temp reaches 165F).  Flip once and baste.  Remove chicken from the pan.

Return pan to medium heat and  bring glaze to a boil.  Cook until thick and bubbly.   Stir in 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice.

Pour over chicken.  I served mine with lime slices and blue corn chips.

1 Serving = 1 breast half (no chips). Calories per serving : 276.  Winner winner chicken dinner!

*Side Note*

I wrote this post twice.  It was much more entertaining the first time around.  Sorry :(  .  I swear this recipe is AH-MAZING!  Give it a test drive on your stove & let me know how you liked it! And, wash it down with a Skinny Girl Margarita while you’re at it ;) !

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Do you have a “dinner rotation” of tried & true recipes?  Or are you a kamikaze chef like moi?

9 responses to “The Best Chipotle Chicken Recipe Ever!

  1. My husband loves all things Chipotle! I definitely pinned this recipe for later. :)

  2. Must stop reading your posts when I’m hungry!

  3. I have a rotation, but I also experiment. My Dad used to experiment, and sometimes the results were amazing. Sometimes he would forget to write down what he put in it and so we couldn’t have it again; that was frustrating.

  4. You had me at Chipotle :-)
    That looks awesome…I love anything with adobo (hello Goya!) so this if definitely going on my grocery list for next week. I do the same thing with new recipes and Keith is a pretty honest tester. If its bad he will tell me! -Paula

  5. I’m too picky for your kamikaze cooking. The husband would probably like it though!!

  6. this looks amazing! I’m printing off the recipe! We’ve been dying to do a chipotle chicken recipe! We’re huge chipotle and adobo fans around here!!!

  7. sounds delicious. i have your crock pot chicken soup brewing today!

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