Skinny Baked Chipotle Chicken

This chicken recipe has great flavors with a bit of a kick! The adobo sauce adds a spicy, smokiness. Yummy to serve with baked sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus. See links under serving tips below. Each serving has only 183 calories and 4 grams of fat.
Skinny Baked Chipotle Chicken

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (each serving 1 piece of chicken with sauce)

Food Facts

Chipotle is a smoke-dried jalapeño pepper. Chipotle in adobo is the chipotle canned in a tomato sauce, to which it lends its heat. The main thing that this adds, beyond the heat, is some smokiness. I used the sauce only and tossed the chiles. The leftover sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. I’m sure you’ll want to make this chicken several times!

Shopping Tips

Chipotle in adobo sauce can be found in a small can.  It’s available in most supermarkets in the Mexican section, canned beans section, or an international section. There are several brands sold. I used one called Embasa.
Ginger (in a jar) is a terrific product and can be found in the produce section of the supermarket. Once opened, store the jar in the refrigerator.

Serving Tipschicken sweet potato asparagus

I love serving this chicken with ½ baked sweet potato and some roasted asparagus. Here’s the link to both these recipes, Just Delicious Baked Sweet Potatoes and Simple and Delicious Roasted Asparagus.

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SKINNY FACTS: for 1 chicken breast and sauce
183 calories, 4g fat, 2g sat. fat, 55mg chol, 23g prot, 10g carbs, 0g fiber, 244mg sod, 8g sugar
FAT FACTS: for the skinny and fat facts are the same for this recipe


Skinny Baked Chipotle Chicken

Skinny Baked Chipotle Chicken

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 183 kcal


Ingredients for Chicken and Chipotle Glaze:

  • 4 chicken breasts, (4 ounces each) boneless, skinless
  • tablespoons adobo sauce, from a can of chipotle chiles in adobo, see shopping tips
  • tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Sauce:

  • ½ cup white wine, use an inexpensive wine or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, from a jar, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or lemon juice
  • tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance light


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking dish or pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix together adobo sauce, brown sugar, butter, and salt. Use only the sauce from the can, if possible, not the chiles. Stir well until the sugar and salt are dissolved and the butter is mostly blended in.Note: the glaze might taste too spicy or even a bit weird at this point. Don’t be worried, once baked on the chicken it tastes fantastic!
  • Place chicken in baking pan. Spread chipotle glaze over the chicken and bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: In a small pot, combine wine, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, ginger, and lime or lemon juice. Bring to a soft boil and cook to reduce to about ⅓ cup. Stir in butter until melted.
  • Once baked, remove chicken from oven. Pour sauce all over chicken. Add 1 piece of chicken to each dinner plate and spoon some sauce over each.


Serving: 1breastCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 23gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 244mgSugar: 8gBlue Smart Points: 5Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 4
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