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

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  • Rinse chicken breasts and pat dry with a paper towel
  • Place chicken in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Pour orange juice over chicken breasts
  • In a small bowl, combine garlic, herbes de provence, agave, salt and chipotle, then rub mixture onto chicken breasts
  • Marinate chicken in refrigerator, time permitting for up to 5 hours
  • Place chicken breasts on a plate, and reserve marinade
  • Grill each side of chicken on barbecue until chicken is cooked through
  • Cook marinade, bringing to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 10-15 minutes
  • Serve chicken with marinade
Prep Time 20 mins
Marinate Time: up to 5 hours
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
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18 responses to “Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken”

  1. 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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. Elana,

    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.



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