Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken

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Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce contribute a rich smokiness to this quick orange-infused barbecue sauce.

Chipotle-&-Orange Grilled Chicken
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 25 minutes (10 minutes prep)

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons orange-juice concentrate, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, (see Note)

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons unsulfured molasses

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed

  • Salt to taste

Directions
  1. Preheat grill or broiler.

  2. Whisk together orange-juice concentrate, chipotle pepper, vinegar, molasses and mustard in a small bowl.

  3. Lightly oil the grill or broiler rack (see Tip). Season chicken with salt and grill or broil for 2 minutes. Turn, brush with the glaze and cook for 4 minutes, brushing occasionally with glaze. Turn again, brush with the glaze, and cook until the center is no longer pink, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they’ll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer.

Tip: To oil a grill rack: Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
150
Added Sugars
2g
Carbohydrates
7g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
0g
Fat
3g
Monounsaturated Fat
1g
Potassium
302mg
Protein
23g
Saturated Fat
1g
Sodium
227mg
Bonus
Selenium (30% daily value)
Vitamin C (20% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1/2
Exchanges
3 1/2 very lean meat

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1 reply

mary, the diabetes lady
mary, the diabetes lady 2014-02-18 15:52:08 -0600 Report

I am sure this recipe is delicious! However, I would point out that you are showing this chicken with what looks very much like rice and a mixed vegetable that includes corn. In my opinion, it is misleading and could be detrimental to a PWD. People who would love to eat rice and corn may just feel like you've given your blessing on this. They will look at the photo - not just the chicken - and they will immediately think that this meal has only 7grams of carbs. It's like sugar free cookies - oh I can eat as many of those as I wish…not!