grilled chipotle orange chicken recipe

Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken

My younger son is a big fan of my Chipotle Orange Chicken and asks me to make it on a weekly basis.  Since it’s perfect grilling weather, I decided to make a version of this recipe with chicken breasts that could easily be thrown on the grill –just in time for when they arrive home from baseball practice.

Yes, we’re back in baseball season, this time it’s fall ball.

I like to serve this tangy, gluten free chicken dish with grilled broccoli.  And what do I like best about this meal?  No pots to clean!

Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken
  1. Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with a paper towel
  2. Place chicken in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  3. Pour orange juice over chicken breasts
  4. In a small bowl, combine garlic, herbes de provence, agave, salt and chipotle, then rub mixture onto chicken breasts
  5. Marinate chicken in refrigerator, time permitting for up to 5 hours
  6. Place chicken breasts on a plate, and reserve marinade
  7. Grill each side of chicken on barbecue until chicken is cooked through
  8. Cook marinade, bringing to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 10-15 minutes
  9. Serve chicken with marinade

Check out my new book tour page.  For those of you that live in the New York area, I will be doing a signing in the city on September 9th and also have one at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY on September 12th.


  1. says

    Oh, this is a yummy looking dish, Elana! I like orange chicken and I like chipotle with lime (thanks also to you), mango, and peach, so orange seems like a good choice as well. It’s right on time, too, as I have an abundance of chicken breasts in the freezer and we are headed to our mtn property tomorrow and I didn’t really have a food plan yet. Now I do–thank you! :-)

    Congrats on all your wonderful book events! Like Amy said, they are really impressive! I know you will do great. Thanks so much for spreading gluten-free awareness with your fabulous recipes. I’m betting Martha will be so impressed, she’ll have you on her televison show–fingers crossed!


  2. Kristin says

    Last week I made your Chipotle-Lime Salmon and the whole family loved it. I am sure this is just as wonderful. Congrats on all the book success – it is well deserved!

  3. Joey says

    Hi Elana: Oh this looks scrumptious. I live in New Mexico and Chipotle is part of the tradition around here. I just love the smokiness of this chili. I’m going to try this one. Good luck with the book signing, you have worked hard and deserve the kudos.

  4. Luci says

    The very best of luck at your book signing. I should be able to hunt up some chipotle powder here and get cooking.


  5. says

    Love the orange and chipotle combo.

    The book tour sounds great! We really love the recipes in the book. After we make a few more items I’ll post my review.

    Can’t wait to see you at BlogHer 09.

  6. says

    I know you have a particular interest in the health issues associated with sugar intake. You may find this UCTV (University of California) research presentation on sugars (& especially fructose). It’s long, but very good.

  7. Julia says


    Do you pack your boys lunches for school? If so, can you give us some suggestions of the things that you put in their lunch boxes? My daughter is 10 years old and I send her lunch to school with her, but would like some new ideas to make lunch more enjoyable for her.



  8. Kristi says

    Elana, you mentioned you liked to serve this yummy chicken with grilled broccoli. I’ve grilled other veggies but not this. How do you go about grilling broccoli? Thanks!

  9. says

    Elana… This chicken dish is amazing. I couldn’t get enough. I didn’t have the chipotle seasoning but I substitued chipotle in adobo and it was fantastic. It will certainly be on my weekly meal list as it’s so easy!
    thank you

  10. sally says

    Question, Do you rub it on both sides of the chicken breast, or just on top? Marinading now, just now sure , thanks so much

  11. says

    Made this recipe for our first CrossFit Continuum Paleo dinner party and it got RAVE reviews..super easy to make..I marinaded the meat ALL day…and cut the chicken breasts in half to make grilling a little faster
    will make this one OVER AND OVER..thanks

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