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Ingredients separated for chipotle chicken marinade, including adobo sauce, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, lime juice, and olive oil.

Chipotle Chicken Marinade

This Chipotle Chicken Marinade is perfectly spicy with lots of flavor.

Categories Sauce
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 chicken breasts
Calories 65 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 2 tsp. adobo sauce (from canned chipotle peppers)
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Add the adobo sauce, ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt, black pepper, freshly squeezed lime juice, and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. Add the chicken to a freezer-safe ziplock bag, followed by the chipotle marinade. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly, making sure to press the marinade around the chicken to coat.

  3. Place in the fridge to marinate at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

Recipe Notes

Recipe makes enough marinade for 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (approx. 1/2 pound). For 1 pound (approx. 4 breasts), you can double the recipe). Nutrition facts are for marinade only and do not include chicken breast.

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Chicken Marinade
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp.)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.8g10%
Saturated Fat 0.9g5%
Sodium 32.9mg1%
Carbohydrates 1.2g0%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 0.2g0%
Protein 0.2g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.