4-5chipotle peppers in adobo sauce*I put frozen peppers directly into the blender
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
2lbsof chickenI used breasts, but any part of the bird would be excellent with this marinade
Place all ingredients into the blender or small food processor and puree for a few moments. Pour the marinade over chicken in an airtight container or large ziploc bag and shake to coat each of the pieces.
Place in the refrigerator and turn the chicken (or flip the bag) a couple times over the next few hours. I let mine marinate for about 6 hours. When you are ready to cook the chicken, remove from the refrigerator about 30 minutes prior to cooking. Enjoy!
* These peppers provide a good amount of heat. If you aren't a huge fan of spicy foods, reduce this to 2-3 peppers and enjoy the smoky southwestern flavor without nearly so much heat.