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Copycat Chipotle Chicken Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Emily Little

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 medium red onion coarsely chopped (see notes)
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from a small can of Chipotle peppers
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the cooking surface
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano (see notes)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken (breast or thigh)

Directions:
Directions:
To make the marinade:
To the bowl of a food processor or blender, add red onion, garlic, adobo sauce, ancho chile powder, olive oil, cumin, dried oregano, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.
Blend until smooth. Pour into a measuring cup and add water to reach 1 cup.

To make the chicken:
Place the chicken in a large freezer-safe plastic bag. Pour in marinade, close the bag, and mash until chicken is evenly coated. Place the plastic bag in a dish and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet until shimmering (or preheat a grill over medium high heat). Add chicken to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, until the temperature reaches 165 degrees on an internal thermometer. Depending on the size of your skillet, you can cook the chicken in batches.
Remove to a cutting board and tent with foil for 10 minutes. Chop into small pieces. Season to taste with salt. Serve on tortillas or in bowls with additional toppings as desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Honestly, I just chopped the onions and mixed everything else in with the chicken, like you would a normal marinade. No food processor, no adding water. Itís more of a wet/dry rub that way instead of a true marinade but it works. Just grill or cooked as desired.

 

 

 

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