Chipotle Grilled Chicken

I've had chipotle sauce and chipotle spice before, but I was never sure what to do with those cans that say chipotle chiles in adobo sauce in the Mexican section of the grocery store. One day I got brave, looked it up and figured it out. Here's some info and a tasty recipe!

What is "chipotle chiles in adobo sauce"?

Chipotles are dried, smoked jalapenos. Adobo is a tangy, slightly sweet red sauce. They are put together in a can and are delicious! These chipotles can be VERY spicy, you could even skip the jalapenos and just use the sauce in your recipes. But if you are looking for heat take a chipotle out of the can and chop it up, you are good to go to add to to your recipe (just do NOT touch your eyes!). If you want a little heat slice the chipotles open and scrape or rinse out the seeds, if you are only looking for a little heat just add one to your recipe and taste before increasing the amount. The chipotles and sauce can be removed from the can and stored in the fridge for later use, so don't feel bad about opening the can for 1 jalapeno and some sauce.


  • 2-3 chicken breasts (I used pre-cooked, grilled and sliced chicken breast)
  • 2 small chipotles, seeds removed and chopped 
  • 1-2t of the adobo sauce
  • onions, chopped or sliced
  • 1t oil
  • salt & pepper to season

Step 1
Use pre-cooked or raw chicken, cut into slices, season with salt and pepper, and cook in a frying pan with oil until cooked through

Step 2
Add onions, chipotles, adobo sauce and turn heat to med-low until onions are soft and everything has come together
At this point other veggies could be added like peppers and mushrooms

Step 3
Serve with rice or on a wrap with sour cream and cheese

Family Thoughts

I LOVED it, hubby and one of my sons liked it, one of my other guys wanted nothing to do with it..haha.. I think it's delish though and I'm excited to have a new dish.  I'll be researching more things to do with chipotle chiles in adobo sauce.


  1. We love spicy food! I have so got to give this recipe a try. It sounds delicious!

  2. I'm not too fond of spicy food, but this looks so delicious, I'm gonna have to try it.

  3. I use chipotle in adobo sauce in my chili so I always have a can open in my fridge. I also like them blended up into a paste and spread into quesadillas. I love it spicy!


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