Chicken Quick Meals

Chipotle Lime Chicken with Poblano Cilantro Butter Sauce

Tender, juicy chicken with heat, tang, sweetness, and spice!

Chipotle Lime Chicken with Poblano Cilantro Butter Sauce

I had to tackle the grill.  It almost mocked me, each time I went outside.  Don’t get me wrong……….I’ve grilled my share of seafood; but never chicken.  I’ve been watching Chopped Grill Masters though, and felt inspired!  Juicy, tender meat, that seems to cut like butter – that was my goal.  So I made a plan……….and it worked!  The Captain said he would eat this everyday!  EVERYDAY!!!  Success.

  • Author: Leora Ellingson


For the Chicken:

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 T olive oil

1 t chili powder

2 t chipotle powder

½ t cumin

1 t coriander

1 t paprika

1 t onion

½ t garlic

½  t cinnamon

1 t salt

1/2 t pepper

1 T balsamic vinegar

Zest from 1 lime

Juice from 2 limes

Poblano Cilantro Butter:

1/2 cup butter, melted

½ bunch cilantro, chopped

¼ red onion, finely chopped

1 T lime juice

1 poblano pepper, finely chopped

½ t red pepper flakes

Pinch of salt


For the chicken:

Pound chicken to even thickness.  Whisk all ingredients together, rub evenly over the chicken.  Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.  Heat grill to medium high.  Place chicken on grill and leave on one side for 5-7 minutes, flip grill another 5-7 minutes; or until 165 degrees internal temp.  Keep a close eye on the temperature, so they don’t overcook!  Remove and cover the chicken.  Let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

For the Poblano Butter:

Whisk together and drizzle over chicken when served.


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