Jun 8, 2017

Copy Cat Chipotle Chicken - Meal Prep Some Flavorful Chicken!





We made a large package of chipotle marinated chicken breast and portioned it into one family meal large ziploc and several Small sandwich bags (3-4 oz) for lunches or one person salads. There's also enough for us to eat tacos, rice bowls or salads tonight. I love to have them for quick on the go salads or a fast family meal when we just don't have time to cook. 


I used half the amount of salt recommended in the original recipe posted on Brown Eyed Baker this time and it was better. Last time I made it with the whole amount and it was a little salty and I really try to cut back on sodium where I can. I have made this twice now and it has become a favorite. The chicken has a lot of flavor and the whole family loves it.
Chipotle Chicken


INGREDIENTS:

1 medium onion or red onion, diced finely
2-3 cloves garlic, diced
2 tablespoons adobo sauce (small can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – freeze remaining sauce in 2 tbsp servings in an ice tray or silicone mold (found these in Walmart by the checkout line)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons ancho chili powder (Kroger has this)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1-2 tbsp water to make the marinade go farther and spread through the bag.
1 large package of boneless chicken breast, sliced in half

DIRECTIONS:

Make the Marinade: Place all the ingredients in a large zip loc bag. Massage the chicken in the bag to ensure the marinade covers all of the chicken.

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

Cook the Chicken: Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil. Add the chicken to the pan and cook, turning halfway through until completely cooked through, 165 to 175 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

Remove the chicken to a large cutting board and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice or chop the chicken, as desired.

Serve in a salad, rice bowl, lettuce wrap, burrito, or taco!

Meal Prep Tip: Place 3-4 oz in a snack bag and freeze for a quick grab and go protein. Remove chicken from the bag, microwave and enjoy!

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