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Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs Recipe

Chipotle-Lime Chicken Thighs Recipe

After plates are scraped clean, this stellar meal keeps on giving. Use the chicken bones to make your own stock, and freeze the remaining chipotle peppers and sauce for a smoky Sunday chili. — Nancy Brown, Dahinda, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Grill: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)


  • 1. Place garlic on a cutting board; sprinkle with salt. Using the flat side of a knife, mash garlic. Continue to mash until it reaches a paste consistency; transfer to a small bowl.
  • 2. Stir in the lime juice, pepper, adobo sauce and chili powder. Gently loosen skin from chicken thighs; rub garlic mixture under skin. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes or until a thermometer reads 180°, turning once. Remove and discard skin before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh: 209 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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mrs._white User ID: 7182927 263779
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2017

"Delicious! Only change I made was I used boneless skinless thighs. Will absolutley make again!"

MrsOwens User ID: 7095603 248178
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"Quite good! I must admit that I changed it up a bit.

1. I used boneless skinless thighs
2. To add "fat" back in, I wrapped in bacon.
3. I used sme of the marinade to brush over the chicken as it grilled."

tangomango User ID: 5621414 116998
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2013


karenspeak User ID: 2066919 197453
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2013

"I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts, wrapping in foil for marinating and grilling. Also works well under the broiler. Delicious! Very flavorful, not overwhelmingly spicy."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 138324
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"very very good.

I baked them."

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