A perfect summertime spicy marinade.
Of course we’d opt for chipotle chicken marinade anytime of the year, but as a summertime sauce it’s out of this world. Rich, earthy, and of course loaded with a medium heat that doesn’t tend to overwhelm most palates. It’s easy to whip together, too, with a chipotle peppers in adobo sauce base and a list of ingredients typically found in a well-stocked spice rack and refrigerator. Try it during your next outdoor barbecue or anytime of the year indoors with your favorite grill pan.
Chipotle Chicken Marinade
Combine all ingredients (minus the chicken) in a blender and blend until smooth.
Place the chicken in a large glass container (or large sealable plastic bag) and coat the chicken evenly with the marinade.
Cover the dish (or seal the bag) and refrigerate the marinating chicken for 2 to 3 hours minimum (overnight would provide the best flavor).
Remove chicken from the bag and grill for four to five minutes per side, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
Remove chicken from heat and let it rest for five minutes prior to serving.
For a spicier marinade, opt for an additional chipotle pepper in adobo sauce and remove the teaspoon of chili powder from the recipe.