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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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    Honey Chipotle Chicken recipe

    How To Cook Honey Chipotle Chicken

    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 McCormick Grill Mates 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 the 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.

    Honey Chipotle Chicken recipe

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    Honey Chipotle Chicken

    Easy and delicious Honey Chipotle Chicken tossed in a sweet and spicy honey chipotle sauce that is to die for! Quick 30-minute dinner.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Total Time 22 minutes
    Servings 4
    Calories 387kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • 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 the 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.

    NUTRITION

    Nutrition Facts
    Honey Chipotle Chicken
    Amount Per Serving (186 g)
    Calories 387 Calories from Fat 145
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 16.1g25%
    Saturated Fat 4g20%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 12.1g
    Cholesterol 151mg50%
    Sodium 438mg18%
    Carbohydrates 9.1g3%
    Sugar 8.7g10%
    Protein 49.3g99%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword 30 Minutes, Comfort Food, Easy, Egg-Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Nut-Free, Paleo, Poultry, Quick, Whole30
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    Comments

    Becca

    Just made this tonight and it’s great! At first, I wasn’t too fond of the sauce on its own. It was just a little too sweet (not spicy to me at all to be honest), but I threw it in the pan with my veggies and the cooked chicken and it thickened up quick! No longer too sweet! Fantastic recipe

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      So glad you loved the recipe, and everything turned out great!! 🙂

    Antonella

    5 stars
    I made this for dinner last night! It was a hit! I use the same exact ingridents and it was delicious! Chicken is so juicy and flavorful
    The chipotle seasoning use in this recipe is not the same as using chili powder. I would recommend you get the chipotle season is very good!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

    Jill

    I have everything but lime…can i substitute lemon juice for citrus? Also, i dont have the chipotle one, but Im going to try the spicy ranchero seasoning, seems to have many similar ingredients!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Jill! Yes, you can substitute lemon juice for lime. It might not taste quite the same, but i am sure it will still taste delicious. You could substitute with another spicy seasoning but you have to adjust it to your own taste. It will depend on how spicy the other seasoning is. Add a little bit at first and taste to see if you like it and if you need to add more. Hope it turns out fantastic!

    Leah

    Going to try this tomorrow! What is your recipe for the veggies shown with the chicken? Or did you just put them all together?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Hi Leah, the veggies on the side are from this tomato cucumber & avocado salad. Very quick & easy to make.
      When you make the honey chipotle chicken recipe, for best results use the chipotle powder seasoning I have mentioned in the ingredients list. If you don’t have that on hand and are using a regular chipotle powder – use a little bit less because it’s much spicier. Hope you like it! 🙂

    marcie

    could this be made in crockpot?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      I haven’t tried to make it in a crockpot because it’s very easy and quick to cook on the stove. But you could probably do it in a crockpot, especially if you are making a large batch of chicken.

    Norma

    I want to do this recipe but I was just wondering how much garlic powder to use and how much oil? Please help Lol

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Norma, I use just enough garlic powder to season the chicken breasts on both sides. Also, about 1 -2 Tbsp oil to rub the chicken breasts on both sides, and another 1 Tbsp for sauteeing the chicken in the skillet. Hope this helps. Enjoy your dinner!

        Norma

        Thank you it really helped! I just started cooking more and am still learning lol

    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

      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

          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.

      Stephanie

      I was going to say the same thing, way overwhelming on the chipotle, couldn’t taste any other flavors. I used the McCormick gourmet chipotle Chile pepper. I’ll probably make the recipe again but use way less of that seasoning.

        Delicious Meets Healthy

        Stephanie, the chipotle Chile pepper is not the same as the chipotle powder seasoning. It is way spicier and you should use just a pinch or two.

        Delicious Meets Healthy

        I believe I used the chipotle powder seasoning from McCormick’s Grill Mates product line.

    Jasmine Jackson

    Is chipotle chili pepper the same this as chipotle powder?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Honestly, I am not sure. But I think it should work.

    Katie Goldberg

    5 stars
    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.

    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

      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.

    Laura

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

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you, Laura! It was indeed fantastic! 🙂

    Melanie | Melanie Makes

    5 stars
    Really love this flavor combination – sounds delicious!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Melanie! I am glad you like it! 🙂

    Debra @ Worth Cooking

    5 stars
    Love how easy this is! And, it looks so good.

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks, Debra! I agree, it’s easy & tasty! 🙂

    Amanda @ The Chunky Chef

    5 stars
    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

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

    Nataliya

    5 stars
    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. 🙂

    Itziar Arenas

    5 stars
    It looks great!

    Byron Thomas

    5 stars
    I love anything chipotle… would love to try this!

    Derek @ Dad With A Pan

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

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Aww, thank you so much! I am sure you will love this chicken recipe! 🙂

    Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T

    5 stars
    I love healthy chicken recipes! Adding this to my July menu!

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Great! Please let me know how you like it. 🙂

    Brian Jones

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

      Delicious Meets Healthy

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

    Chi

    5 stars
    I love the beautiful sear and glossy glaze on that chicken breast, looks absolutely yummy!
    I love your blog and would like to invite you to become a Chicory recipe partner (check us out at chicory.co). Are you interested?

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thank you!

    Afrolems

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

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Great!! I think you will love it. 🙂

    Christine | No Gojis, No Glory

    5 stars
    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

      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! 🙂

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