Friday, September 19, 2008

Chipotle Mexican Grill Ancho Chile Marinade For Chicken

I found this recipe on Recipe Link. It claims that the source is Steve Ells, Founder, CEO & Chef - Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Somehow, with my little insight into the fast food world, I doubt that Steve Ells is giving out the recipes that Chipotle relies on to provide the company with revenue. So let's just call this a copycat recipe. Enjoy!

1 (2 ounce) package dried ancho chiles
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons cumin powder
2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
6 cloves garlic
1/2 red onion, quartered
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 chicken breasts or meat of choice

Soak dry chiles in water overnight or until soft.

Remove seeds. Add all ingredients except chicken in food processor. Puree until smooth. Spread mixture over chicken breasts and refrigerate at least one hour, up to 24 hours.

Heat grill to about 400 degrees F, or if cooking inside, heat small amount of oil in skillet or grill pan over high heat.

Salt chicken breasts to taste. Grill chicken breasts about4 minutes per side, depending upon thickness, until done.

Serve with rice, black beans, or choice of side dish. Garnish with fresh cilantro.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tried this. Frankly, it was horrible. Nothing even remotely like the marinade Chipotle uses. Would not be surprised if it was provided by the CEO, as a decoy. Skip this one. No flavor at all.