Orange Chipotle Chicken With Cilantro Rice

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  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon safflower oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 lb, rinsed and patted dry, pounded 1/2-inch thick)
  • 1 navel orange (medium, 1/3 cup orange juice)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cilantro leaves (packed cup chopped)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium55% DV1310mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein86% DV44g
    Carbs12% DV36g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories410Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C40%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Awesome meal! Thank you!
    Josie Wilson a month ago
    Absolutely amazing! Well worth the faff, added lime as others suggested and it was seriously tasty! Definitely making this again 😃
    Dude 7 months ago
    Very flavorful and nice it wasn’t hot but a nice easy spice to it
    Livia_Gaines 9 months ago
    I thought this recipe was great! I saw someone added lime and it made sense with the cilantro rice , so I did as well and it did wonders! I also added a bit more orange juice and some lime zest with the orange zest..Seemed to make the flavors all pop a little more! Will make again
    AllieThorsegirl 9 months ago
    Delicious! I would make it again! I doubled the amount of orange juice and maple and added a bit of lime for more acidity and boy did it make a difference! I also doubled the chili powder. I had to cook the chicken for ten minutes longer as well because I had really thick pieces
    Tuttle 10 months ago
    Awesome! I have made it several times. I usually add a little more of the spices I like, but it’s perfect the way it is too!
    Saundra Sibbring a year ago
    ehhh it was alright. too many ingredients, too many steps, it was just okay. smelled funny and wont be making again.
    al a year ago
    My husband and I loved this recipe. Thought the orange flavor was maybe a bit strong making it taste more like orange chicken, so I would maybe try less orange juice next time but otherwise great recipe. Quite a bit of heat so maybe could use less Chile powder in the beginning as there are chipotle peppers used at the end. Also only used 3 chicken breasts. I saw some people mention it was dry. I thought it was fine with 3 chicken breasts. I also sliced the chicken into pieces like in the picture shown and felt like that helped the flavor be more evenly distributed. Would highly recommend if you like a little spice in your life!
    Sam a year ago
    Awesome! So flavorful with the glaze and spice combo. Definitely making this one again!
    Kim Foster a year ago
    I made this and it was amazing! I will double the sauce the next time to ensure we have extra to pour over the rice. Everything great! It is now in rotation ☺️
    Alvarez a year ago
    a bit dry but so yummy
    Deyes a year ago
    Really very tasty, a little dry though. Next time I will double up on the sauce.
    Kristen 2 years ago
    Great and so easy to make. Control the spice with the peppers. The rice is a little bland for me so I add a little bit of garlic powder.
    Julie 2 years ago
    It was great :) wish the flavor got into the chicken instead of just on the outside. Cut it up and spread that glaze!
    Biszko 2 years ago
    Delicious! Super easy to make.