Chipotle Chicken Recipe • Hip Foodie Mom

Chipotle Chicken Recipe!! This is my version of the Chipotle Chicken. I don’t know exactly how they make it but I think this recipe is more flavorful! 

If you’ve been making the Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette at home, you might have some leftover chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Rather than leave them in the fridge to never to found again, or maybe that’s just me, I wanted to show you this great marinade you can make to use it all up!

Honestly, any time there’s a marinade involved, I feel like this almost always guarantees a delicious and flavorful chicken. This one uses the leftover chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (I only use one for the vinaigrette recipe), fresh lime juice, red wine vinegar, honey and salt. Blend everything up, throw it on top of your chicken in a large ziploc bag and refrigerate it for at least 3 hours or overnight. 

Chipotle Chicken Recipe

After making and tasting this, I was trying to remember what the chicken from Chipotle tastes like. I feel like this one is way more flavorful. This would be incredible grilled but I cooked mine in a pan on the stovetop today. There’s no way around the mess this will create in your pan or just wipe and clean it right away. If you have any tips on how to cook this, let me know! Hope you try this recipe! Enjoy!

Chipotle Chicken Recipe

Enjoy this chicken in a salad bowl, rice bowl, in a burrito, or wraps! Be sure to make the Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette as well!

Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time3 hrs 30 mins

Course: Main dish

Cuisine: Mexican American

Keyword: chipotle, chipotle chicken, chipotle chicken marinade

Servings: 4


  • 1 (7 oz.) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. chicken thigh meat boneless and skinless


  • Using a blender, blend/puree everything from the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the honey until combined. Place chicken thigh meat into a large gallon sized plastic bag. Pour in the marinade and seal closed. Massage over the chicken until all of the chicken is coated.

  • Place into the refrigerator for at least 1 to 3 hours, or overnight. When ready, fire up your grill or cook on your stove top in a pan with a lid over medium high heat. Cook on both sides until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. Slice and enjoy this chicken in a salad bowl, rice bowl, in a burrito, or wraps!

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