Simple Chipotle Chicken

Simple Chipotle Chicken

Simple Chipotle Chicken.

Lime juice, chili powder, and plenty of other spices give this chicken a nicely colorful crust and a spicy-bright chipotle flavor. It’s a versatile, fast protein option that keeps well for a few days in the fridge and perks up all kinds of ordinary meals with an extra flavor boost.

Simple Chipotle Chicken


  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless;
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil;
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice;
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder;
  • 1 tsp. chili powder;
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin;
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika;
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder;
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder;
  • Cooking fat;
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, chipotle powder, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper.
  2. Rub the chipotle marinade all over the chicken breasts.
  3. Let the chicken marinate 20 to 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  5. Melt some cooking fat in a oven resistant skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Sear the chicken breast 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to the oven and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until the juices run clear and the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.


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