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Grilled Chipotle Marinated Chicken

David Huntzinger

"This chicken is grilled after being marinated in a spicy marinade. The chipotle chiles give the marinade its smoky flavor. You can increase the heat to your liking with your favorite hot sauce. Habanero hot sauce works best, as very little is needed to increase the heat without changing the flavor of the marinade. I think mesquite charcoal works best as it enhances the flavor."
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6 h 30 m servings 342 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 342 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 17.6 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 1160 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Place garlic, onion, chipotle peppers, and vinegar into a blender. Puree until smooth, then add water, lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce. Blend until incorporated, then add Worcestershire until mixed. Pour marinade over chicken in a large bowl, and toss to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours to overnight.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil grate. Remove chicken from marinade, and shake off excess; discard remaining marinade.
  3. Grill chicken until juices run clear, turning frequently, about 20 minutes.

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  1. 49 Ratings

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The close up picture of the chicken is not this recipe. Please do not be confused this is not a sauce, but a marinade. Try this for extra spicy. Put you chicken in a strainer and then pour the m...

Most helpful critical review

Thought the "2 cups of Worcestershire sauce" was a typo so did 2 tablespoons instead, glad we did, would have been a very expensive marinade:) Glad we did not add the hot sauce, very spicy enoug...

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The close up picture of the chicken is not this recipe. Please do not be confused this is not a sauce, but a marinade. Try this for extra spicy. Put you chicken in a strainer and then pour the m...

Very good. I used an entire 12 oz can of chipotle. Instead of a whole cut up chicken, I used boneless skinless breasts and thighs. Since it is winter and didn't want to use the charcoal grill, ...

I marinated the chicken over night, recipe as is, and it turned out excellent. Will for sure make again.

love this, I had a bbq and everyone wanted the recipe. the next time I made it I only had 1/2 the Worcestershire so i use 1/2 soysauce and it was great. good recipe david

Excellent marinade. I added more garlic and chipotles and bbq'd split chicken halves over lump charcoal with mesquite chunks. Very moist and flavorful... Oh, and that skin! A crispy delight! Tha...

This was out of this world and definitely the spiciest chicken I have ever eaten. I have searched everywhere for a truly spicy chicken without any sweetness and this is it! I would dare to say i...

Very good marinade. I used extra chipotle peppers and marinated the chicken overnight. Then I used the leftovers for enchiladas. Yum!

This is the best chicken we have ever had! I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts and the entire can of chipotle peppers (because we like it spicy)! Definitely a keeper in this house!!!!!!

Great flavor!