Spicy Chicken with Orange-Chipotle Sauce

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Spicy Chicken with Orange-Chipotle Sauce Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst
Chipotle pepper gives the sweet sauce smoky heat. The sauce goes well with side dishes such as sautéed chard or brown rice.
Makes 4 servings


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1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning or ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
4 boneless or bone-in chicken breasts
1 cup orange marmalade
3 tablespoons rice wine or balsamic vinegar
1 to 2 teaspoons minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
Chopped chives or green onions


Prep: 13 Minutes
Chill: 2 Hours
Cook: 7 Minutes

1. Combine first 3 ingredients and 1 teaspoon salt in a large zip-top plastic storage bag. Add chicken, tossing to coat. Seal and chill at least 2 hours.

2. Combine marmalade and next 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 2 minutes. Stir in chives.

3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 5 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Serve with sauce.

Created date

February 2013