Chipotle-Citrus Marinated Chicken

Chipotle-Citrus Marinated Chicken

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"This is my adaptation of a Cuban-style marinade recipe for pork - I use it for chicken and think you'll agree that the results are moist, tender, and delicious."


4 h 26 m servings 275 cals
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Original recipe yields 2 servings



  • Calories:
  • 275 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic powder, chipotle powder, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag; add the chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate, and then arrange chicken on grill. Cook the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side.
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  1. 10 Ratings


The marinade is excellent. It thoroughly flavored the chicken, and is wonderful if you like chipotle. Though it's not for the faint of heart; 1 tsp of chipotle powder made this a bit too spicy...

The recipe only calls for 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle powder NOT 1 teaspoon--that may be the reason why ThomasG's girlfriend found it too spicy.

My family and I realy enjoyed this recipe! I could not find chipotle powder so I used chipotle sauce. I would make this a regular in my kitchen.

This was really good, marinated over night. The chipotle issue must be a taste preference, my whole family couldn't even detect any spice at all.

I really think the spices in this recipe compliment the orange and lime juice! I did add a few things to my desired liking. I added freshly minced garlic, and a little bit of sugar to desired ...

I followed the instructions to the letter--no substitutions--and let the chicken marinate for a full 9 hrs. I expected a more robust flavor due to the cilantro and chipotle but was sadly disappo...

We didn't like it. We didn't taste any of the chipotle either. Might want to up that a bit.

This was really good. I made it exactly as written. I will definitely make this again.

I really wanted to like this more than I did. It was indeed moist and tender, but the flavor seemed to be mostly of the juice. This was just okay for us, and not really what I was expecting. I t...