This super basic chicken marinade uses my chipotle pepper spice rub to deliver a spicy ‘n sweet flavor profile. The smoky, intoxicating aroma of freshly ground chipotle powder is something worth going out of your way to find. It’s relatively easy to find chipotle peppers canned in vinegar, but dried chipotles can be tricky to locate. Look for them in any Mexican or international food market. And while most marinades tend to be more liquid based, this one takes on more of a paste-like consistency.
If you don’t have apple cider vinegar – or if you just want to get creative – you can also use a variety of acidic substitutes such as lemon juice, lime juice, or juice from a sour orange. No instructions are really needed once everything is combined. Treat it as you would any other marinade. So, next time you’re at the grocery store, be on the lookout for dried chipotle peppers.
Ingredients for chipotle chicken marinade
- 1 recipe of my chipotle pepper spice rub
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste