This is my adaptation of a Cuban-style marinade recipe for pork - I use it for chicken and think you'll agree that the results are moist, tender, and delicious.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic powder, chipotle powder, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag; add the chicken, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate, and then arrange chicken on grill. Cook the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; 16.4 g total fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 63 mg sodium. 6.6 g carbohydrates; 25.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
The marinade is excellent. It thoroughly flavored the chicken and is wonderful if you like chipotle. Though it's not for the faint of heart; 1 tsp of chipotle powder made this a bit too spicy for my girlfriend. This recipe could be improved by some form of complimentary sauce. We attempted making a reduction of the marinade but it was again a bit too spicy for some. I personally loved the flavor and found the spiciness acceptable. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2009
We didn't like it. We didn't taste any of the chipotle either. Might want to up that a bit. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
The marinade is excellent. It thoroughly flavored the chicken and is wonderful if you like chipotle. Though it's not for the faint of heart; 1 tsp of chipotle powder made this a bit too spicy for my girlfriend. This recipe could be improved by some form of complimentary sauce. We attempted making a reduction of the marinade but it was again a bit too spicy for some. I personally loved the flavor and found the spiciness acceptable. Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2009
The marinade is excellent. It thoroughly flavored the chicken and is wonderful if you like chipotle. Though it's not for the faint of heart; 1 tsp of chipotle powder made this a bit too spicy for my girlfriend. This recipe could be improved by some form of complimentary sauce. We attempted making a reduction of the marinade but it was again a bit too spicy for some. I personally loved the flavor and found the spiciness acceptable. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2009
The recipe only calls for 1/4 teaspoon of chipotle powder NOT 1 teaspoon--that may be the reason why ThomasG's girlfriend found it too spicy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2009
My family and I realy enjoyed this recipe! I could not find chipotle powder so I used chipotle sauce. I would make this a regular in my kitchen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
This was really good marinated over night. The chipotle issue must be a taste preference my whole family couldn't even detect any spice at all. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2009
This was really good. I made it exactly as written. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2009
I followed the instructions to the letter--no substitutions--and let the chicken marinate for a full 9 hrs. I expected a more robust flavor due to the cilantro and chipotle but was sadly disappointed. It's a pretty mild flavored chicken breast that needs a whole lot of something to bring it to life. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2009
We didn't like it. We didn't taste any of the chipotle either. Might want to up that a bit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2010
I really think the spices in this recipe compliment the orange and lime juice! I did add a few things to my desired liking. I added freshly minced garlic and a little bit of sugar to desired taste. The sugar really made everything else pop! I would recommend trying it this way if you like a sweet citrusy taste to your chicken! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/03/2018
Not much flavor at all. I followed exactly but did cut down the chipotle. But still there should have been other flavors with all those ingredients. Usually have good luck with All Recipes. Oh well. Read More