Orange chipotle chicken

Happy post holidays for everyone!  I hope you had a great holiday!  I am just relaxing and enjoying the rest of the year off from work.  I should be fixing stuff around the house however, the draw of the Playstation is far to great.  Besides I work all year why should I have to work during my vacation??

This also means it is close to my favorite time of the year, New Years Eve.  Every year I host a party for all my friends and is a great time to turn them into culinary guinea pigs.  Normally I fire up the smoker for pulled pork and brisket joy but this year I think a standing rib roast is in order.  Now how to do it………

Followers of my old blog know I am a chili and citrus fanatic.  I always  have a can of chipotle in adobo relaxing in the fridge to be mixed with some with ranch dressing for dipping veggies to mad scientist experiments.

I am also a grilling nut and even though it is winter I cannot give up on my grills so I will stil be braving the elements to bring grilled goodies (ok slight exaggeration because the grills rest comfortably in the garage and my truck freezes outside).

Well I have rambled enough sans coffee so off to make some……….

For this recipe you will need:

  • 2 chipotle chile in adobo
  • 2 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • tablespoon red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Chicken thighs

Really hard steps:

  • Add everything but the chicken and combine.
  • Taste. Does it taste right? Cool add chicken. If not add what you think it needs.
  • Put in fridge for 2-3 hours.
  • Grill chicken.  If you lack a grill or it is to cold for you a 400 degree oven for 40ish minutes should be enough.
  • Boil down marinade until thick (about 10 minutes).

orange and chipotle chicken

Cooked up by Jeff


  1. 9
    January 13

    Love the sound of adobo and orange together and I’ve never tried it before. Definitely on my ToDo List!

  2. 8
    January 1

    oh wow..the gravy looks amazing! Happy new year!

  3. 7
    December 28

    Happy Post Holiday’s to you guys!!

    You are so lucky to be off work this week! I’m at work, but it’s like a ghost town!!

    It makes for a LONG day!

    Love the recipe you posted, it looks amazing. Have a fantastic New years!

  4. 6
    December 28

    Great flavors. I’m a huge chipotle fan. Grilling is out of the question for me, but I could still do something with this marinade.

  5. 5
    December 28

    Oh, this would be right up Matt’s alley though probably a little hot for wimpy me!

  6. 4
    December 28

    Yum, I love all the citrusy goodness.
    We got the family a Wii this year.. I am becoming a bit of an addict myself..

  7. 3
    December 27

    I will swap an invite for the party for services as a sous chef

  8. 2
    December 27

    I love chipotle in adobo. The spicier the better! Looks delicious. Enjoy your vacation!

  9. 1
    December 27

    Happy holidays and new year! How do I score an invite to your party? :P Enjoy your vacation.