Recipe for the ancho chile marinade used at the Chipotle Grill Restaurant. Source: Chef Staci Raymond – Chipotle Mexican Grill, Phoenix, Arizona. This is the perfect marinade for chicken, everyone will wonder where you got the recipe.
Chipotle Grill Ancho Marinade
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Chipotle Grill Ancho Chilie Marinade
This marinade makes some of the most delicious chicken you will ever put in your mouth.
- 2 ounces dried ancho chilies
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cumin powder
- 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/2 red onion, quartered
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 4 chicken breasts or meat of choice
Soak dried chilies in water overnight or until soft; remove seeds. Place ingredients, except meat, in a food processor; process until smooth. Spread mixture over the chicken; refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.
Heat grill to 400 degrees, or if cooking inside, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet or grill pan over high heat. Season chicken with salt. Grill chicken breasts until cooked through.Print Recipe