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Chipotle Grilled Chicken With Avocado Salsa

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“This chicken gets a spicy kick from the chipotles in adobo. The avocado salsa cools it down . You can either grill the chicken or roast it in the oven. Please plan ahead as the meat needs to marinate between 2 hours to overnight. From Baja! Cooking on the Edge.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree the chipotles, garlic, oil, and salt. Wipe the chickens with paper towels. Thoroughly coat the pieces on all sides with a layer of the chipotle paste.
  2. Place in a nonreative baking dish or in resealable bags and refrigerate for 2 hours, or as long as overnight.
  3. Heat the grill to medium. With the lid open, grill the chicken on both sides until well marked but not burned- about 7 minutes per side. Turn the heat to low, close the lid, and cook the chicken, skin side up, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees. (Alternatively, bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 to 40 minutes.).
  4. Serve with tortillas and salsa.
  5. Avocado Salsa: Place the avocados in a bowl. Sprinkle with the salt an dlime juice; mix gently with the onion and cilantro (don't mash; it should look diced).
  6. Note: this salsa should be served within 3 hours. To help it keep its color, press a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the avocado and refrigerate until needed.

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