Recipe: Grilled Chicken Breasts With Chipotle Butter

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  • Updated: February 20, 2013 - 1:35 PM
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Grilled chicken breasts with chipotle butter and orange-avocado salsa √

Serves 6.

Note: For the salsa, keep the dice on the oranges and avocados large and serve a generous portion with the chicken. The result is a refreshing, salad-like side dish. From Meredith Deeds.

2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

1 tsp. finely minced canned chipotle in adobo sauce

• 1 1/2 tsp. grated orange zest

• 2 tsp. honey, divided

• 3/4 tsp. salt, divided

• 3 oranges, peeled and diced

• 1 avocado, diced

• 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro

1 serrano chile, finely minced, optional

• 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

6 (4-oz) skinless, boneless chicken breasts

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Directions

To prepare the Chipotle-Orange Butter: In a small bowl, combine the butter, chipotle, orange zest, 1 teaspoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

To prepare the Orange-Avocado Salsa: In a medium bowl, combine the diced orange, avocado, cilantro, serrano chile (if using), lime juice, remaining 1 teaspoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.

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