Chipotle Marinated Chicken

Chipotle Marinated Chicken

4 garlic cloves

5 chipotle chiles, reconstituted and drained (see instructions below)

1/4 C. chopped fresh cilantro

2 T. honey

3 T. vegetable oil

2 T. balsamic vinegar

juice of 1 lime

1/2 t. ground cumin

black pepper, to taste

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

In a food processor, process garlic until minced. Add chipotle chiles and process until minced. Add cilantro, honey, vegetable oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, cumin, and black pepper; process until smooth. Pour over chicken; cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight (chicken may be marinated in a zip-lock plastic bag as well).

Preheat barbecue and grill chicken over medium-high heat, about 8 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in center.

Serves 8.

Note: To reconstitute chipotle chiles, simply cover them in boiling water and soak them for approximately 1 hour. If whole dried chipotles aren’t available, 2 canned chipotles in adobo sauce or 2 tsp. of ground chipotle powder may be substituted.

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