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Honey Chipotle Chicken

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This honey chipotle chicken is SO good! I added Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad as a side and it was the perfect quick & easy weekend dinner. It was an easy and delicious dinner I made last Saturday for me and my husband. I know you will love this one, and nothing beats an easy summer dish that takes less than 30 minutes to make.

This is one of those lazy days, couldn’t be easier dishes. You just season the chicken breasts with salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder and a little bit chipotle powder seasoning. Cook the chicken over medium heat on the stove for about 5 – 6 minutes on each side. After chicken is done, brush each chicken breast with the honey chipotle glaze. It’s easy peasy, I told ya! And the flavor of this chicken is terrific!

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What you need

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, or chicken tenderloins

salt and pepper to taste

olive oil

garlic powder

juice of 1 lime

2 Tbsp honey

2 Tbsp chipotle powder seasoning, divided (1 Tbsp for sauce & 1 Tbsp for rubbing into chicken)

Preparation

Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.

Rub the chicken with olive oil, season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder and 1 Tbsp chipotle powder seasoning. I like to rub the chicken with a little bit of olive oil because it helps keep all the juices in the chicken  and the chicken stays tender & juicy.

Reduce heat to medium and place chicken in skillet. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Work in batches if necessary. Cook chicken  over medium heat for about 5 – 6 minutes on each side.

While chicken is cooking, mix juice of 1 lime, honey and  the other 1 Tbsp chipotle powder seasoning.

After chicken is done, place it on a plate and brush with the honey chipotle mixture. You can serve it with your favorite side of vegetables, over mashed potatoes, rice, quinoa or top a big green salad.

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Honey Chipotle Chicken
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, or chicken tenderloins
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle powder seasoning, divided (1 Tbsp for sauce & 1 Tbsp for rubbing into chicken)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  2. Rub the chicken with olive oil, season with salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder and 1 Tbsp chipotle powder seasoning. I like to rub the chicken with a little bit of olive oil because it helps keep all the juices in the chicken and the chicken stays tender & juicy.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and place chicken in skillet. Do not overcrowd the skillet. Work in batches if necessary. Cook chicken over medium heat for about 5 - 6 minutes on each side.
  4. While chicken is cooking, mix juice of 1 lime, honey and the other 1 Tbsp chipotle powder seasoning.
  5. After chicken is done, place it on a plate and brush with the honey chipotle mixture. You can serve it with your favorite side of vegetables, over mashed potatoes, rice, quinoa or top a big green salad.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 186 g Calories: 387 Fat: 16.1 g Saturated fat: 4 g Unsaturated fat: 12.1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 9.1 g Sugar: 8.7 g Sodium: 438 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 49.3 g Cholesterol: 151 mg

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32 comments on Honey Chipotle Chicken

  • Christine | No Gojis, No Glory

    Holy moly girl! This looks amazing! Honestly, I’ve been a little lazy about dinners since the weather has heated up…lots of salads and sandwiches. lol But this a quickie that I must try. Thanks!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      I know, I am the same way. I prefer something light in the summer, lots of salads and quick meals. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Christine! 🙂

  • Afrolems

    I have all the ingredients. I am mking this tonight!

  • Chi

    I love the beautiful sear and glossy glaze on that chicken breast, looks absolutely yummy!
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  • Brian Jones

    This sounds delicious and looks beautiful, chili works so well with honey, beautiful simple!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Thanks, Brian! Yes, honey and chili – and anything sweet & spicy – is a favorite combo. 🙂

  • Derek @ Dad With A Pan

    We eat a lot of chicken in our house, always looking for new and healthy ways to make it! Definitely gonna use this recipe!

  • Byron Thomas

    I love anything chipotle… would love to try this!

  • Nataliya

    Simple, delicious and so pretty. Looks like a win to me. I’ll be giving this a go as soon as my vego father has gone home hahaha. 🙂

  • Amanda @ The Chunky Chef

    Wowza!! That glaze on the seasoned chicken has me drooling 😀 We love honey chipotle flavors, can’t wait to try this one!

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Great! Please let me know how you like it 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  • Laura

    I love the color this gives the chicken–not only do I know this is delicious but it really looks appealing!

  • Pam K

    The recipe calls for chipotle to be rubbed on to the chicken. In addition chipotle is added to the sauce. Is the 1 tablespoon of chipotle in addition to the amount rubbed into the chicken? if so how much chipotle do you rub on the chicken? This sounds delicious but just need clarification.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi Pam! yes, 1 Tbsp chipotle powder for the sauce is in addition to the amount rubbed into the chicken. I just updated the recipe.

  • Katie Goldberg

    I love the EASY addition of flavor here. So often “lazy” = plain and boring or loaded with preservatives or sugar. My favorite lazy dinner starts with pre-cooked poultry sausages, like those from Brat Haus or Applegate.

  • Jasmine Jackson

    Is chipotle chili pepper the same this as chipotle powder?

  • Abby

    Beware of the spice! I can’t believe no one else has commented on how much chipotle chili powder is in this recipe. I am a spice lover but this is OVERWHELMING. The amount of spice needs to be cut down to about a fourth of what is listed here, if not less than that. Chipotle chiles are really hot and this honey chipotle glaze has good flavor but is WAY spicy.

    • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

      Hi Abby, first, I am sorry yours turned out too spicy!
      Are you using ground chipotle chilis or a chipotle powder seasoning? Usually chipotle powder seasoning is a blend of chilis and other spices like salt, black pepper, garlic, cumin, etc. which is really not that spicy when mixed with honey. It looks like different kinds of chipotle powders have different levels of spiciness. I used McCormick’s chipotle powder seasoning. Hope next time it’s a success! 🙂

      • Abby

        I used McCormick’s chipotle chile powder–I didn’t know there was such a thing as chipotle powder seasoning. I’ll have to look for that and/or cut down on the amount of chile powder next time because I do like the sweet and spicy combo. Thanks so much.

        • Delicious Meets Healthy (author)

          Yes, I love that spicy-honey combo a lot too! You can probably still substitute the seasoning with less chili powder and mix it with other spices. You can go by taste and adjust it to your own liking.

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