Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken

Chipotle Marinated Grilled Chicken This is a great, smokey, spicy marinade for chicken or firm fish. The marinade itself is very spicy, not to be used as a sauce. But the end result has just a little kick, not overpowering.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Marinade:

Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 20 mins

    TOTAL : 2 hrs

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 chicken legs

  • Place the chipotle peppers, garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, black pepper, cumin, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, honey, vinegar, and olive oil into a blender. Puree until no pieces of garlic remain. Pour 1/4 of the marinade into a small dish and set aside. Rub a pinch of kosher salt into each chicken drumstick and place into a resealable plastic bag. Pour in the marinade, shake, and seal. Marinade at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove the chicken from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Cook the chicken legs on the preheated grill until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Once the legs are completely cooked, baste well with the remaining marinade, cover the grill, and cook and additional 2 minutes per side to glaze.

Per Serving: 268 calories; protein 11.5g; carbohydrates 14.7g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 37.8mg; sodium 573.2mg. The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.