Chipotle-Lime Grilled Chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Source: Gourmet Magazine - June 2006
Gourmet Comments: Smoky chipotle marries lime juice and mild honey in this irresistible chicken dish, perfect for your next barbecue.
Amy's Comments: I couldnt find 'giant' chicken thighs, so I got 2.5 lbs of chicken thighs and there were 8 of them. We made it 4 servings (2 thighs each). One slightly large one would have been plenty. VERY flavorful and SUPER easy!!


1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons chipotle Tabasco
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 large skinless boneless chicken thighs (2 1/2 lb total)
2 teaspoons mild honey


  1. Prepare grill for cooking over direct heat with medium-hot charcoal (moderate heat for gas).
  2. While coals are lighting, stir together lime juice, oil, Tabasco, and salt in a liquid-measuring cup. Put chicken in a large sealable bag and add 1/3 cup marinade (reserve remainder in cup). Seal bag, forcing out excess air, and marinate chicken at room temperature, about 15 minutes. Stir honey into remaining marinade until dissolved to make sauce.
  3. Grill chicken (discarding marinade in bag) on lightly oiled grill rack, covered only if using a gas grill, turning chicken over occasionally and moving it to avoid flare-ups if necessary, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total.
  4. Brush both sides of chicken with some of reserved sauce, then continue to grill, turning over once, until lightly browned, about 1 minute more. Serve chicken drizzled with remaining sauce.
  5. Cooks' note: If you aren't able to grill outdoors, chicken can be cooked in batches in a hot, lightly oiled, well-seasoned large (2-burner) ridged grill pan over moderate heat, about 15 minutes (before brushing with sauce).


For 6 servings: 272 calories, 16g fat, 0 calories
For 4 servings: 408 calories, 24g fat, 0 calories

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