Chipotle Baked Chicken

Today’s recipe is the beginning of the second course of the Amateur Test Kitchen Dinner sponsored by Laconiko Olive Oil. The recipe is for a Chipotle Baked Chicken. I was nervous because I don’t ever cook meat any more so I didn’t know if I had lost my touch for baking chicken. However, the chicken turned out so delicious and moist and was incredibly tasty! I made the marinade the day before so I could let the chicken sit and marinate over night.
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The marinade is very simple to make. You just toss all of the ingredients into a food processor, blend until smooth, then coat the chicken. For this recipe I used Laconiko’s Chipotle infused olive oil to add the chipotle kick.

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If you don’t have Laconiko’s Chipotle olive oil you can simply use regular olive oil and add some chipotle seasoning or chipotle peppers. Marinating the chicken overnight is important for providing the moisture and taste. If you don’t have time to let the chicken marinate overnight I recommend at least allowing it to marinate for a few hours.

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Then you bake the chicken in a lined baking dish at 350 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes depending on the thickness of your chicken. I used thin slices so it only took about 15 minutes.

Chipotle Baked Chicken
 
This marinade is spicy, and marinating it overnight helps produce a very moist chicken. The Chipotle-infused olive oil gives a subtle kick to the chicken. This recipe is adapted from the Epicurious' Spicy Chipotle Grilled Chicken.
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons Laconiko's Chipotle-infused olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into pieces
Instructions
  1. Combine olive oil, garlic cloves, chopped onion, chopped cilantro, paprika, ground cumin, chili powder, and salt to a food processor and process until onion is finely chopped.
  2. Combine the chicken with the chipotle sauce in container. Close and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When you are ready to cook the chicken preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Line a 11x7x2-inch glass baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place the chicken in the baking dish.
  5. Bake the chicken for approximately 15 minutes if thin filets or up to 25 minutes if larger breasts.

Next I’ll share a recipe for lemon mashed potatoes that you see served with the chicken!

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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Laconiko Olive Oil, but all opinions are my own.