Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken is marinated in spices and then grilled to perfection. Great by itself, but exceptionally delicious in burrito bowls and tacos.

This recipe is like many recipes I make. It is a type of food that we eat out sometimes, and we make at home sometimes. I make this at home because I can change-up how I serve it, or what I serve it with. While I like the dish I get at the restaurant I am really not a big fan of chipotle, so when I make it at home I use other spices instead. I wanted it to be a Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken, but to not actually have chipotle in it.

My recipe is adapted from Kitchen Scoop. I only made a few changes, like leaving out the oregano, swapping chipotle cubes for chili powder, and adding more oil. I always have chili powder on hand, so I don’t have to purchase an ingredient just for this recipe. We always use canola oil instead of vegetable oil in everything we make, even desserts, so I also swapped that.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

You could substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts if you don’t like the thighs. Just pound the breasts to about 1″ thickness at the thickest part and then proceed with the rest of the recipe. The thighs are juicier, more flavorful, and less expensive, a win-win-win.

We mainly use this Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken in burrito bowls and tacos. I love burrito bowls because they are so versatile, and changing the ingredients can give the dish a whole different taste. Perhaps I will try them in a chicken burrito sometime in the future.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

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Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Brown Spanish Rice or Black Bean & Corn Salad would go great in a bowl with this Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken, or as great dishes along side it.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim large pieces of fat from chicken.
  2. In a small bowl combine all other ingredients.
  3. Place chicken and marinade in a zip top bag and marinade in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, overnight is best.
  4. Preheat grill to 350°- 400°, cook chicken 5-6 mins per side or until juice runs clear. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting.

Notes

I turn my chicken over a couple of times while it is in the refrigerator marinating. This chicken was marinated about 22 hours. My 1 1/2 pounds of chicken thighs was 6 pieces, 3 larger and 3 smaller pieces. I cooked them all the same amount of time and they came out great. I store this chicken cut up in the refrigerator. I warm it up in a skillet with a little bit of water, I just warm it through and then cook the water out (by turning up the heat and stirring while the water cooks out). You could use the microwave, but that might dry it out.

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Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

12 Comments

  • Josh July 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    This sounds amazeballs! We’re the same way with chili powder… We buy that stuff in bulk! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd July 11, 2017 at 1:38 am

      Right?! Thanks!

      Reply
  • Tabitha @ Tabitha Talks Food June 30, 2017 at 10:51 am

    this looks so yummy and easy!

    Reply
    • Mindy Boyd June 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm

      Yes, thanks!

      Reply
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  • Simon June 29, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Thanks, a great recipe

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    • Mindy Boyd June 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Your welcome, thanks!

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  • Missy June 27, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Ohhhhh yummy! This chicken looks like it’d taste amazing paired with avocado and onions inside of a paleo tortilla.

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    • Mindy Boyd June 28, 2017 at 11:50 am

      That does sound yummy, thanks!

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  • Angie@Angie's Recipes June 26, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Very delicious and flavoursome! I love that simple spice rub, Mindy.

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    • Mindy Boyd June 27, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Thanks, Angie!

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