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Latin Baked Chicken

This recipe only takes 5 ingredients. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight, and the flavors are wonderful. It’s spicy and slightly sweet, with some tartness from the lime juice. I don’t cook with chicken thighs too often, and this one made me want to cook with them more often. I used boneless, skinless thighs and it worked out great. The only caution I’d give is to line the bottom of your broiler pan with foil, because the marinade drips down and burns from being in the oven for so long. I served this with some leftover biryani and a quick arugula salad. It was a great meal!

Latin Baked Chicken
Cooking Light June 2010

Serve with Spanish rice.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 chicken thighs)

The 5 Ingredients
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons less-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
8 (4-ounce) bone-in chicken thighs, skinned

Directions: Preheat oven to 400°. Combine lime juice, soy sauce, 2 tablespoons honey, and chipotle in a large bowl. Add chicken, and toss well to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature. Arrange the chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray, reserving marinade. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Place reserved marinade in a blender, and process until smooth. Place pureed marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook 3 minutes. Brush chicken with half of cooked sauce; return to oven and bake an additional for 10 minutes. Brush chicken with remaining sauce; bake an additional 10 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.

CALORIES 316 ; FAT 9g (sat 2.3g,mono 2.8g,poly 2.2g); CHOLESTEROL 188mg; CALCIUM 28mg; CARBOHYDRATE 11.9g; SODIUM 677mg; PROTEIN 45.3g; FIBER 0.8g; IRON 2.8mg

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

2 Comments

    • Ashley

      Great question, Lisa! Chipotle in adobo can usually be found in the Mexican food section or the canned food aisle. It’s a small can of smoked peppers in a thick brown sauce. A little goes a long way so many recipes only call for a portion of the can. Hope that helps!

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