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Homemade Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breast on the BBQ

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Let’s get fired up with a smokin’ hot recipe for Homemade Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breast! This dish will add some serious zest to your barbecue with its bold and smoky chipotle flavors. Ready to turn up the heat? Let’s dive in!

What You’ll Need:

  • Chicken Breasts: Grab 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. These are your canvas!
  • Chipotle Chili Powder: About 2 tablespoons for that smoky kick.
  • Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon to mingle with the smokiness.
  • Onion Powder: 1 teaspoon for a touch of sharp sweetness.
  • Cumin: 1/2 teaspoon to bring some warm, earthy tones.
  • Lime: Juice from 1 lime to add zing and tenderize.
  • Olive Oil: 3 tablespoons to help the spices stick and add silkiness.
  • Honey: 1 tablespoon to balance out the heat with sweet.
  • Salt and Pepper: A good pinch of each, to taste.


  • Grill (charcoal or gas)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk or fork
  • Tongs
  • Brush (for oiling)

Let’s Get Cooking:

  1. Mix Your Magic Marinade: In your favorite mixing bowl, whisk together chipotle chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper. This spicy potion will transform your chicken into a flavor-packed feast!
  2. Dress the Chicken: Lay your chicken breasts out and give them a good coat with the marinade. Make sure every nook and cranny is covered. Let the chicken sit in this zesty outfit for at least 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours in the fridge if you planned ahead).
  3. Fire Up the Grill: Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat. You want it hot enough to sizzle, not to scorch.
  4. Grill Time: Oil your grill grates with a brush to prevent sticking. Place the marinated chicken on the grill. Let it cook without poking for about 6-7 minutes on one side. Flip it over and let the other side get those beautiful grill marks for another 5-6 minutes or until the chicken says goodbye to pink and hello to a perfect 165°F internally.
  5. Rest, Then Serve: Pull your gorgeous grilled chicken off the heat and let it rest for a few minutes. This little break lets the juices settle back into the meat, making it super juicy.
  6. Enjoy!: Slice it up and serve! Whether you tuck it into tortillas, lay it on a bed of greens, or just eat it straight-up with your fingers, you’re in for a delicious treat.


There you have it—a simple and fun way to whip up some Homemade Grilled Chipotle Chicken Breast. Turn on some tunes, fire up the grill, and enjoy the magic of cooking outdoors. Happy grilling!

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