Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

This Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is the perfect summer recipe! Chicken breasts are marinated in a chipotle lime mixture, grilled, and then topped off with an easy pineapple salsa you’ll want to put on everything. Easy and delicious.

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Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Summer time is my favorite season for a multitude of reasons. Pools, sun, WARMTH. But I think one of the best parts of summer is the ability to be able to grill whenever. I love that I don’t have to dirty up my kitchen, and we can watch the kiddos play in the backyard while we cook.

We are LOVING this Grilled Chipotle Chicken. It’s the perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and acidic, and so so easy to throw together. Mix the marinade together in the morning, throw the chicken in, and let it do all the work while you live your life. Once you’re ready to go, throw the chicken on the grill, top with pineapple salsa, and dig in!

How to make Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

  • Add the chipotle in adobo sauce, chipotle peppers, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, and olive oil to a large ziplock baggie.
  • Add the chicken and massage the marinade into the meat. Place in a bowl and place in the fridge for three hours and up to eight.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high. Let all the excess drip off from the chicken. Grill until cooked though, about 10 minutes per side.
  • While the chicken cooks, add pineapple, remaining lime juice, maple syrup, cilantro, red onion, and salt to a medium bowl. Mix until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Top chicken with salsa.

Can you use chicken thighs or any other kind of meat?

Absolutely! I actually highly recommend chicken thighs, since they don’t dry out as easily as breasts. Pork tenderloin would also be a great substitute.

Can I marinate the chicken too long?

Yes. Because there’s quite a bit of lime juice in this, you don’t want to marinate the chicken too long, or it will start to cook.

What to serve with Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 25 days
Servings 4 people

This Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa is the perfect summer recipe! Chicken breasts are marinated in a chipotle lime mixture, grilled, and then topped off with an easy pineapple salsa you'll want to put on everything. Easy and delicious.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 4 small chicken breasts
  • 3 tbsp + 2 tsp lime juice, divided
  • 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tsp. chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 chipotle pepper from the can of chipotle in adobo
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced

Instructions

  1. Add chicken, 3 tbsp. lime juice, 2 tbsp. maple syrup, adobo sauce, peppers, olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt to a large ziplock baggie. Seal shut and massage the mixture into the meat. Palce in a bowl and marinate in the fridge for 2-5 hours.

  2. Once you're ready to cook. Heat the grill to a medium-high heat. Take the chicken out of the marinade and let any excess drip off. Season with a little bit more salt and pepper on both sides. Grill until slightly charred and cooked through, about 10 minutes per side.

  3. While the chicken cooks, add the pineapple, remaining lime juice, maple syrup, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, and remaining salt to a medium bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Serve pinapple salsa over chicken.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Chipotle Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 698mg29%
Potassium 836mg24%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi! Wanting to try this recipe this weekend but in the text you said you recommend using chicken thighs but in the recipe itself it says chicken breasts. Please advise. Thank you!

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