Grilled Chicken Breast With Chipotle Honey Sauce
by Travis Green, Chef , Dish, Lincoln, Nebraska
- 4 Smart Chicken European chicken breasts* or boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
Preheat grill to medium–high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on grill. If using European chicken breasts, start with skin side down and grill 8-10 minutes per side. If using boneless skinless breasts, coat hot grill with vegetable oil or spray, and grill 7 minutes per side. After the chicken has been flipped, brush the grilled side with Chipotle Honey Sauce. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the chicken should read 165°F.
Chipotle Honey Sauce
2 chipotle chiles **
1 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
Kosher salt, to taste
Combine all the ingredients and puree using either blender or handheld blender. If you do not have a blender, you can mince the ingredients by hand. Season with salt.
Serve grilled chicken breast with mashed potatoes and sautéed green beans and drizzle with chipotle honey sauce.
Pairing: Pinot gris, New Zealand sauvignon blanc, or dry creek zinfandel
*A European chicken breast is a skin-on boneless breast with the first joint of the wing attached.
**Use canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. The recipe calls for 2 whole chiles, but you can use more if you like.