Sometimes it’s really hard to get a good photo of a dish – even when the dish turned out perfectly! This is one of those dishes. I’ve made it twice now – and taken photos twice. And I probably would have tried a third time before posting, but I don’t have any other new recipes to share with you this week!
I found this recipe in Every Day with Rachael Ray, tore it out and put it in the pile that lives – and breeds – on my desk. Lucky for me (and my family), I found the same recipe online and remembered how much I wanted to make it. The first time I made it, I served it with oven-roasted potatoes and green beans. The second time, which I enjoyed much more, I served it with salad, mashed potatoes and sweet chile cheese cornbread.
As a side note, I’d like to let you know that those mashed potatoes were awesome. I used red potatoes and left most the skin on, then added lots of butter and sour cream. Delicious. Unfortunately, my husband was brave and finally informed me that he doesn’t actually care for sour cream in his mashed potatoes. I told him he has bad taste, but that I [kind of] appreciated his honesty. So much for my awesome potatoes. *sigh*
Back to the chicken. It is spicy and smoky, and I think leftovers would be good in tacos or a salad. Or served with a side of sour cream mashed potatoes that you made for yourself.
Chipotle Barbecue Chicken
6 tbsp butter
6 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped
3/4 cup ketchup
3 tbsp cider vinegar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 lbs. chicken breast (boneless, skinless)
Preheat the oven to 425. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and then saute the onion and garlic. In a small bowl, whisk together the chiles, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Add it to the onion and garlic mixture and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until it thickens. Place chicken in 9×13 pan and pour the sauce over it. Bake for about 30 minutes. Serve with whatever kind of potatoes you like.
Do you like spicy food? Do you ever pull or bookmark a recipe – and forget about it? And how about sour cream in your mashed potatoes – yay or nay?
This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, 33 Shades of Green and Foodie Friday.
I so look forward to you Monday recipes! I love spicy, but a quarter cup of the chipoltles! I love the flavor, but even a little bit of those bad boys knocks my socks off. On a scale of one to ten, how hot would you say this chicken was to you? As for the sour cream–yes, yes, YES!!
It’s fairly spicy, I guess. My 3yo liked it, but she likes salsa, too! I think you’d be fine to do less of the chipotles if you don’t want that much heat. As long as you have the flavor, it should be just fine!
That sounds yummy! I was in the mood for posting a chicken recipe today, too. I guess it’s a chicken kind of Monday!
Chipotles in adobo hit my palate in a way that just makes me cough and cry. I want to like them … but I don’t. The mixture sounds good, though! Maybe I could sub those chipotles with something else.
Okay, so I see your husband’s point on the sour cream. I grew up hating sour cream and then finally around the age of 20 was able to bear it if I had it in my food. Now, I like it and put it in my tacos on purpose. Go figure. However, I wouldn’t put it in mashed potatoes I’d make. I would be fine with it in mashed potatoes from restaurants, etc. and certainly fine with it (and grateful) if my husband made me the mashed potatoes. On a side, I like a few lumps in my potatoes. Not a ton, but a few.
The spicier the better!
I might try this recipe if I ever by any Worcesteshire sauce.
Oh my word, we had this for dinner last night, and it was HEAVENLY! We have found a new favorite!
Yay! I’m so glad you liked it!
This sounds super delicious :)
Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from Tues at the Table – super late!
It’s hard to hear that from husbands, isn’t it? I try to be understanding when Eric says that he is not as crazy about something that I’ve made (especially since I know it has taken a lot for him to share that with me), but it still makes me feel sad.
Yes! I have to respect when he’s brave enough to say something, and I try (TRY!) to not respond emotionally. But that’s not exactly my forte… !
Your husband is nuts. Sour cream BELONGS in mashed potatoes. And also? YUM. Can’t wait to try this!
Haha! I agree – totally nuts. :)