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Baked Chipotle Chicken
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Baked Chipotle Chicken

Looking for a quick and flavorful dinner with little hands-on cooking? This Baked Chipotle Chicken Breast recipe is perfect for any night of the week, and can even double as meal-prep for lunches for the week. Plus, we’re sharing our best tips for cooking chicken breasts in the oven.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Baked Chipotle Chicken
Method: Bake
Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen


  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons canned adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers optional, this is hot


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Place chicken breasts on a steady surface between two sheets of parchment or plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet or rolling pin, pound each to an even thickness.
  • Place chicken inside a 9x13”, or similar sized baking dish. Pour the apple cider vinegar over the chicken and rub on the chili powder, salt, pepper and garlic powder on both sides of the chicken. Pierce the chicken lightly with a fork all over. Let the chicken marinate for 15-30 minutes at room temperature.
  • Whisk together oil, honey, adobo and minced chipotle peppers in a small bowl. Pour over the chicken and cook until the chicken is nearly finished cooking through, to about 160ºF, about 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and loosely cover it with aluminum foil. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes while the temperature of the chicken continues to cook from residual heat. It will rise to above 165ºF during this time.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite sides.


This is on the medium to the hot side, due to the chipotle. To lower the heat level, reduce the amount of adobo sauce to 1 tablespoon, and do not add any of the minced chipotle peppers.


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 608mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g