Chipotle Grill Ancho Marinade

ancho marinade
Recipe for the ancho chile marinade used at the Chipotle Grill Restaurant.
Recipe By: Chef Staci Raymond - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Phoenix, Arizona
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    • 2 ounces dried ancho chilies
    • 1 teaspoons black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
    • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 1/2 red onion, quarte
    • 1/4 C vegetable oil
    • 4 chicken breasts or meat of choice


Soak dried chiles in water overnight or until soft; remove seeds. Place ingredients, except meat, in a food processor; process until smooth. Spread mixture over the chicken; refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours.

Heat grill to 400 degrees, or if cooking inside, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet or grill pan over high heat. Season chicken with salt. Grill chicken breasts until cooked through.
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