Monday, January 24, 2011

Clean Eating: Orange Chipotle Chicken

I can't wait for you to try this recipe!!! It was absolutely delicious. I had worked an evening shift at my job so the hubs had made this for him and the little miss. When I called him and told him I was on my home he reheated mine so that it would be ready and waiting for me. I can't even begin to tell you how scrumptious this meal was. The chicken was sweet but then there was a little bit of heat to balance it out. And I was surprised at how well the cilantro rice complimented the chicken. We even chopped up more cilantro and topped the chicken with it. It was so good, I am tempted to add it to our list to make again this week.

But you don't to hear me ramble on about how good it is, you want the recipe to try it for yourself. Enjoy it!!

-1 tsp chile powder
-1/2 tsp ground cumin
-1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
-1 tsp safflower oil (we used EVOO)
-4 boneless skinless chicken breast, about 1 lb. rinsed, patted dry, pouned to 1/2-inch thick
-Juice 1 medium navel orange (1/3cup orange juice)
-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
-1 tbsp chopped chiles in adobo sauce
-1 tsp orange zest
-2 cups cooked brown rice
-1/4 packed cup chopped cilantro leaves

One: In a small bowl, combine chile powder, cumin, and 1/4 tsp salt. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high. Tilt skillet to coat bottom lightly. Season both sides of chicken with chile-cumin mixture and cook for 3 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Two: Add orange juice and maple syrup to juice and bits left in skillet and cook for 1 minute to thicken slightly (until it measures 1/4 cup liquid) stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in chipotle chiles in adobo sauce and orange zest. Add chicken back to skillet, return to heat and cook for 1 minutes on medium high turning constantly.

Three: In a medium bowl, combine rice, cilantro and remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Serve chicken over rice and spoon any excess glaze over top of chicken pieces.

Calories: 283, Fat: 4g, Carbs: 32g, Fiber 2g


  1. WHAT?! No picture? Sound yummy though!

  2. I just picked up this magazine over the weekend. Made the Orange Chipotle Chicken for dinner tonight and you are right. It was delicious. :-)

  3. I just made this three days ago and it was AMAZING! I wish I hadn't let my February issue sit for so long!