Copycat Chipotle Chicken
With this simple recipe for grilled chicken with a hot chipotle-ancho chile marinade, you can make chipotle chicken at home.
Place chipotle and ancho chile peppers in a shallow bowl; pour in water.
Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature until peppers are softened 10 to 12 hours.
Drain water and remove seeds from peppers.
Blend chile peppers red onion garlic sea salt cumin oregano and black pepper in a blender until a coarse paste forms; add olive oil and blend until marinade is smooth.
Place chicken thighs between 2 sheets of heavy plastic on a solid level surface.
Firmly pound chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a 1/2-inch thickness.
Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag and add marinade.
Turn chicken several times to coat.
Seal bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.