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Firecracker Recipe For Chipotle Chicken in the Air Fryer

Firecracker Recipe For Chipotle Chicken

This easy Recipe For Chipotle Chicken in the Air Fryer features the deep, warm and delicious flavors of chipotle peppers and cooks to perfection in about 18 minutes.

Chipotle Chicken Breast Air Fryer Recipe

This simple recipe for Chipotle Chicken cooked in an air fryer yields a dish that is cooked to perfection in approximately 18 minutes and boasts the rich, warm, and delectable tastes of chipotle peppers.

This recipe for Chipotle Chicken calls for boneless and skinless chicken breasts, and it can be prepared quickly and easily in an air fryer. If that sounds like something you’d like to try, be sure to add it to your recipe cards.

Chipotle, which is simply smoked and dried jalapeno peppers, adds a great taste to this recipe for Chipotle Chicken. Chipotle peppers are known for their robust flavor that combines earthiness, smoke, and a touch of fire.

This recipe for Chipotle Chicken is straightforward, and you can even create the marinade the night before to guarantee a flavorful dinner. To prepare food in an air fryer, all you need to do is heat it for about 5 minutes, place the food inside, and let it cook in the air for around 18 minutes.

This is a versatile recipe for Chipotle Chicken that can be used in many various ways; for instance, the leftovers are fantastic in a salad.

What You Need To Create Chipotle Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer

An air fryer is the only piece of specialized equipment you’ll need.

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are between 6 and 8 ounces in weight are used. They should be sliced in half across the width if they are very large. Additionally, for the best results, pound them to an even thickness before cooking them to provide the finest possible outcome.

Many of these seasonings are likely already on your spice rack. Ingredients include brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and olive oil.

Powdered chipotle chile peppers and adobe sauce from a can, make up the unique components of this dish. Chipotle chile powder is typically kept in the spice aisle of supermarkets. It’s cheap, versatile, and works well in lots of different dishes.

Canned adobo sauce is sold in a little can under the label Chipotles in Adobo Sauce. Commonly, you’ll find it on the aisle reserved for Mexican food in the supermarket.

Take out the two tablespoons of sauce with a spoon and put the peppers in a bowl for later. If you cannot find any adobo sauce, this is not an issue. A simple substitute using tomato paste, vinegar, and cumin is provided in the “Recipe Notes” section below.

Recipe For Chipotle Chicken

Recipe For Chipotle Chicken Marinade

Chipotle peppers produce a beautiful, rich marinade or sauce that will easily cling to the chicken as it cooks. This is arguably the most appealing aspect of the dish. The ultimate result will still taste great even if the marinating step is skipped.

However, one of my favorite parts of cooking any meat is letting it sit in marinade so that it can soak up all of the delicious flavors. This is why I usually prepare the marinade the night before, allowing the meat to soak in it as it chills in a shallow dish or ziploc bag in the fridge.

Chipotle Peppers

Chipotle peppers are simply smoked jalapenos that have been dehydrated and ground into a powder. Typically, red jalapenos are used to manufacture chipotles since they are the ripest variety; however, green jalapenos can be used as a viable substitute.

Chipotle peppers give a signature smoky flavor and a fair dose of spice to every dish they’re added to. Chipotles, which may add both heat and taste, are frequently used in Tex-Mex and Mexican cuisine. You can find them on the Mexican aisle of your local supermarket or at a Mexican grocery store.

Chipotles in adobo sauce, a red sauce with a sweet and sour flavor, are another popular form of packaging. You may buy these cans at any supermarket.

FAQs About Our Recipe For Chipotle Chicken

What is the Most Effective Air Fryer for Chicken?

The air fryer that resembles an oven is the ideal choice for frying chicken. The meat is adequately cooked since there is more room and better air circulation.

Basket air fryers are less convenient for frying larger cuts of meat like these breasts than oven-style air fryers because of their single rack. Typical air fryers are counter top models, whereas oven-style air fryers are freestanding.

Which Side Dishes Go Best With This Recipe For Chipotle Chicken?

There is an infinite number of possibilities, but I usually go with something green and fresh. Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables, and a salad made with chickpeas, avocado, cilantro, and lime juice is one of my favorite meals.

Adding rice and beans will make it more like a traditional Mexican meal. You can put that together with no problem. And nothing can compare to good old refried beans!

How Long Can Chipotle Chicken Breasts be Stored?

These air fryer chipotle chicken breasts can keep in the fridge for three to four days if stored in an airtight container.

Can The Chipotle Chicken Be Put in the Freezer?

There should be no doubt that the chicken breasts from your recipe for Chipotle Chicken can be frozen. After they have cooled, place them in a container with a lid that will keep them fresh, or a sealed plastic bag. When stored in a freezer, they can be eaten for up to four months.

What Can You do with the Leftover Chipotle Chicken?

That’s easy, tortillas! Locate a recipe for Chipotle Chicken burrito or make some chicken fajitas, quesadillas, or even enchiladas! You should have no problem finding a recipe for Chipotle Chicken Bowl,

You can serve it with a variety of different condiments and sides. Anything spicy is a favorite combination to offer alongside simple, authentic guacamole and fresh pico de gallo.


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How To Prepare This Recipe for Chipotle Chicken in the Air Fryer

Air fryer chicken breast seasoned with Mexican chipotle and cooked to perfection in an air fryer. Ready in under 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 6-8oz each
    • 3 tablespoons canned adobo sauce (see notes below)
    • 2 teaspoons chipotle chile pepper powder
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt to taste (about ½-1tsp)

INSTRUCTIONS

    1. In a shallow baking dish, mix the adobo sauce (see notes for substitution), chipotle chile powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, oil and salt. Mix until well combined.
    2. Add chicken breast and rub mixture into chicken. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes. (4 hours is better, overnight is best).
    3. Preheat air fryer at 360 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then place the marinated chicken into air fryer, air fry at 360 degrees F for 17-19 minutes (depending on size), flipping halfway through. Internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees F when done.
    4. Once done, remove chicken and let it rest for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Recipe Notes: Adobo sauce: The adobo sauce will be in 7oz cans of chipotles with adobo sauce. Simply use 3 tablespoons of the sauce for this recipe. For a substitute, use: 2 tbs tomato paste, 1 tbs cider vinegar, 1 tsp cumin and an extra tablespoon of olive oil.

Recipe for Chipotle Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer

Firecracker Recipe For Chipotle Chicken in the Air Fryer

This easy Recipe For Chipotle Chicken in the Air Fryer features the deep, warm and delicious flavors of chipotle peppers and cooks to perfection in about 18 minutes.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Air Fryer, Chicken, Chipotle Chicken
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 156 kcal
Recipe for Chipotle Chicken Breasts in the Air Fryer

Equipment

  • large air Fryer
  • bowls

Ingredients

  • 2 8oz each boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp canned adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp chipotle chile pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • n a shallow baking dish, mix the adobo sauce (see notes for substitution), chipotle chile powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, oil and salt. Mix until well combined.
  • Add chicken breast and rub mixture into chicken. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes. (4 hours is better, overnight is best).
  • Preheat air fryer at 360 degrees F for 5 minutes. Then place the marinated chicken into air fryer, air fry at 360 degrees F for 17-19 minutes (depending on size), flipping halfway through. Internal temperature of chicken should be 165 degrees F when done.
  • Once done, remove chicken and let it rest for 5 minutes before enjoying.

Notes

Adobo sauce: The adobo sauce will be in 7oz cans of chipotles with adobo sauce. Simply use 2 tablespoons of the sauce for this recipe. For a substitute, use: 2tbs tomato paste, 1tbs cider vinagar, 1 tsp cumin and an extra tablespoon of olive oil.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1person | Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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