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Irresistible Copycat Chipotle-Style Chicken Recipe

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Our recipe for juicy and delicious Chipotle-style chicken that's smoky, delicious and best of all, healthy!

Chipotle-Style Chicken

Welcome to DietMD®, where we prioritize healthy and delicious recipes to support your journey to better health. In this blog post, we share our recipe for mouthwatering copycat Chipotle-style chicken. Packed with bold flavors and wholesome ingredients, this recipe allows you to recreate the popular Chipotle experience right in your own kitchen. Let's dive into the details of the delectable marinade that will elevate your chicken to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Irresistible Copycat Chipotle-Style Chicken Recipe


  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder

  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced

  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano

  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt

  • 1 tsp Black Pepper

  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil or Avocado Oil

  • 7 oz can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce

  • 3/4 cup of Water


To begin, gather all ingredients listed above. These flavorful ingredients work together to infuse the chicken with a delightful blend of smokiness, warmth, and mild heat.

Simply add all your ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.

Marinating the Chicken: Once your marinade is ready, it's time to let the flavors work their magic on the chicken.

  1. Place the chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Make sure the chicken is evenly spread out for optimal marinating.

  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring each piece is generously coated. Massage the marinade into the chicken, making sure it reaches all the nooks and crannies. This will ensure maximum flavor infusion!

  3. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. For best results, marinate the chicken overnight, allowing the flavors to meld together and intensify.

Cooking the Chicken: After marinating, it's time to cook the chicken to perfection.

  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop grill pan to medium-high heat.

  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade and discard any excess marinade.

  3. Grill the chicken for approximately 5-6 minutes per side or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Cooking times may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken pieces.

  4. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to redistribute.

By marinating the chicken in a harmonious blend of spices and chipotle peppers, you've unlocked a world of bold and smoky flavors. Enjoy this delightful dish guilt-free, knowing that it aligns with your health goals. Now go ahead, tantalize your taste buds, and savor every juicy bite of this delicious copycat Chipotle-style chicken recipe. Bon appétit!

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