Not too long ago, I posted a Chicken Fajitas recipe that we at least once/month and if you haven’t yet tried that recipe yet, I would encourage you to give it a try – it’s awesome!
Today, I am bringing you another recipe that is similar to the previously mentioned one, but it is a “Copycat” recipe from a Mexican food chain; Chipotle. I have eaten at Chipotle several times in the past, and while I prefer Qdoba over Chipotle, this recipe is delicious regardless of which of those two restaurants you are loyal towards!
You’ll want to plan ahead at least 24 hours for this recipe as you will be marinating the chicken for several hours before it is grilled.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds), defrosted if frozen*
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Knorr Chipotle Cubes
- OR (Chipotle peppers (3-4) in adobo sauce (2-3 tsp.) + 2 Knorr Chicken Bouillon Cubes)*
Sauteed Veggies (optional)
- 1 Green Pepper
- 1 Onion
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1/4 tsp of white pepper
Put the chicken in a gallon-size, zipper-top plastic bag. Add the oil to the bag, seal it, and toss and turn the chicken pieces inside the bag until they are well coated.
Mix all of the spices in a small bowl, crushing the chipotle or regular cubes with the back of a spoon. Add the spice mixture to the bag, seal it, and toss and rub the chicken through the bag to coat well with the spices. Don’t forget the chipotle peppers & adobo sauce! Refrigerate the chicken in the bag for at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
Prior to grilling the chicken, start your veggies if you plan to include them with your meal.
- Heat pan using medium to high heat
- Cut the green peppers and onions into 1/8″ – 1/4″ strips
- Add 1-2 tbsp of Olive Oil to pan.
- Add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic (saute for 30 seconds)
- Add green peppers and onions
- Add cumin and white pepper
- Saute for 10-15 minutes until cooked thoroughly
- Keep warm
Heat a grill to about 400 degrees F. Grill 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked through but still tender. Remove from the grill and serve with veggies, beans & rice, avocado, etc… (The chicken may be cut into bite-size chunks for use in burritos or other recipes.)
Approximate Values Per Serving:
|Fat||14.5 g (3.5 g saturated)|
|Carbohydrates||2 g, 1 g dietary fiber|
Chipotle uses thigh meat, which is higher in fat but more flavorful. If you can’t find skinless thighs without bones, substitute boneless, skinless chicken breast meat or tenderloins and test for doneness when cooking.
*Knorr’s chipotle cubes look like bouillon cubes and are sold in a small box. If you can’t find them, check out our shop. Or substitute 2 teaspoons chili powder.
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