COPYCAT CHIPOTLE CHICKEN RECIPE

The key to this amazing copycat recipe for Chipotle chicken is the marinade, and getting a nice sear on the chicken for those crunchy bits of cooked marinade!

COPYCAT CHIPOTLE CHICKEN RECIPE

INGREDIENTS:
  1.  ½medium red onion(coarsely chopped)
  2.  3clovesgarlic(coarsely chopped)
  3.  2tablespoonsadobo sauce(from a small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  4.  2tablespoonsolive oil
  5.  2tablespoonsancho chile powder
  6.  1teaspoonground cumin
  7.  1teaspoondried oregano
  8.  1tablespoonsalt
  9.  ½teaspoonblack pepper
  10. Water
  11. (as needed)
  12.  3 to 4poundsboneless skinless chicken thighs
DIRECTIONS:
  • Make the Marinade: Place the onion, garlic, adobo sauce, olive oil, chile powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Pour the marinade into a 1-cup measuring cup and add enough water to reach to 1 cup.
  • Using a fork, poke holes all over the chicken thighs and place in a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over, seal, and use your hands to move the marinade around so that all of the chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.