Easy to prepare, chicken breasts are marinated in a sweet and smoky honey chipotle sauce and then grilled to juicy and tender perfection.
I love the idea of getting creative in the kitchen with what you’ve got. In fact, I believe my best creations are made on a whim with whatever I have on hand. That’s exactly how I created my Honey Chipotle Grilled Chicken. A smoky and sweet marinade is created by using a combination of some of my favorite pantry staples including honey, olive oil and chipotle in adobo sauce.
The marinade is tangy and sweet from the honey, but the chipotle adds just the right amount of flavorful kick! It’s the perfect balance of smoky and sweet.
While you could use this marinade on drumsticks or thighs, it’s perfect for chicken breasts. I love to make extra so that I have plenty left for salads, to put in pitas or for taco night! Trust me, you’re going to want lots of leftovers.
Marinating the Chicken
You could definitely marinate over night, but it’s safe to start grilling after only 30 minutes. Those flavors soak in quickly, and it’s one of the many reasons that I love this marinade.
Grilling the Chicken
I normally grill each side for 7-8 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees or higher. They’ll be perfectly tender and juicy at this point. While I love to grill pork, lamb, and beef, I grill chicken more than anything else. It’s low-fat and rich in so many vitamins and minerals. Plus it’s super versatile and easy to reuse throughout the week.
Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ or just need a quick dinner option, this Honey Chipotle Grilled Chicken is so flavorful and quick and easy to make. It’s sure to be a new family favorite!
Your fork is waiting.
Chipotle Grilled Chicken Breasts
- 20 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce (can also substitute Tabasco Chipotle sauce)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup scallions chopped
- In a medium bowl, whisk together honey, olive oil, chipotle sauce, salt and pepper. Add chicken breasts and toss to coat. Marinade for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
- Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat.
- Grill for 7-8 minutes per side or until chicken reaches an internal cooking temperature of 160°F or higher.
- Let meat rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve. Garnish with scallions.
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love your blog, love your recipes. easy to follow for a non cook of lebanese decent.
Aww thank you so much Susan I appreciate it!
Recipe looks great and works well. I’m about to be adventurous and try it in my Foodi on pork loin
Thank you!!!! Enjoy!
So I’m obsessed with the Tabasco Chipotle sauce. I first tried it at Chipotle and I went crazy for it! I have a feeling on this chicken breast it’s slammin!
Omg – I’m obsessed with it too! I was so embarrassed I ate like half the bottle in one weekend!! Oops!!
This Tobasco challenge is SO FUN! I definitely would panic if I had to be on chopped (the pressure would kill me!), but doing something like this at home would be perfect. Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!
Ahh I would totally panic too!! hahaha
I’ve never thought to use this as a substitute for chipotle in adobo sauce. GENIUS idea. Because sometimes you just want a hint of that spicy smoky flavor.
Yes exactly!! And sometimes the chipotle pepper is too spicy for my boys – the Tabasco is really mild but still smoky and delish.
You absolutely need to be on the food network! Seriously – you should think about doing Next Food Network Star. ;-)
As for the chicken, it looks perfect! I have a very similar recipe coming later this week. Love it!
I heart you – I would LOVE to be on it! Sadly they require you to leave home for 5 months and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t go that long without my boys. Boo.
I was going to suggest the same thing to Liz! She’d be way better than some of the contestants they’ve had.
Wow–Five months! I had no idea it runs over that long a period. No wonder one of the moms on the last season decided to leave. And we’d rather have you feeing us a stream of wonderful recipes, anyway!
Yes isn’t that crazy?! I couldn’t imagine that. :( Aww thank you!!
Awww you’re so sweet thank you so much!!
This sounds really good!
we are always looking for new ways to fix chicken and the tobasco sauce is sure to make it a winner at our house!
Ah look at the color on them! Gorgeous.
This chicken sounds really good, as well as being really simple. Win, win. It’s interesting to see what inspires creativity in cooking. For me, lately, it has been cookie or other baked goods recipes that I have turned into overnight oats because I like the flavor ideas. (I would not do that with this chicken…) :-)
It’s funny how being limited to a certain number of ingredients really unlocked my creativity!!
Sweet and Spicy is the best. This looks awesome!
Wish I had some grape leaves on the side!!
oh my gosh I love the Tabasco flavors – chipotle and green are my favorites! This chicken looks incredible! And I have a gut feeling Food Network will be calling sooner than later ;)
Awww.. I heart you my friend. <3 xo
Great chicken Liz! and I can’t believe how much choice Tabasco has available now!
I am so addicted to the chipotle sauce!!
It’s going to be a very spicy week!! Can’t wait to see all of your creations. And this chicken needs to be made ASAP!
Likewise chica!!! I sort of wish this was a real-life potluck. ;-)
Dear Liz, the flavors in this dish sound wonderful…my family would love this! xo, Catherine