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Honey Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Adobe Lime Dressing

Since the dawn of time there is nothing I have loved more than a BYO chipotle bowl for an easy dinner or work from home lunch. They are simple, buildable and appeal to the taste buds of most. If you are afraid of tahini (or have never tried it) this dressing will be the one to officially convert you. Its smooth, creamy and slightly spicy- reminiscent of a chipotle aioli but with better for you ingredients. I recommend tripling the sauce recipe and adding to everything from eggs, tacos, rice bowls, salads and anything else you can think of. You will love this one I promise.

Makes: 4 servings

  • 1 pound chicken breast or thighs

  • 1 tbsp. avocado or coconut oil

For the chicken marinade
  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • ½ tsp chipotle powder

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • 2 tbsp honey

For the Dressing
  • ½ cup tahini

  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • ¼ cup green onion

  • ¼ cup cilantro

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

Optional Bowl Toppings
  • Brown or white rice

  • Romaine lettuce

  • Cilantro

  • Pickled onions

  • Avocado

  • Tomatoes

  • Carrots

  1. Add all of the chicken marinade ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together until well combined. Add the chicken and let it marinade for thirty minutes or up to overnight.

  2. After the chicken has marinated, discard the excess liquid. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the skillet is hot, add one tablespoon of oil to the pan. Next add the chicken to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side until the chicken is browned and fully cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan when cooked to internal temp of atleast 165 F. Do not overcrowd the skillet when cooking the chicken to ensure it browns. You may need to cook the chicken in batches.

  3. Make the lime tahini dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients to a high powered blender of food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  4. Assemble your bowls. Start with your grain, then add the chicken, and finally your toppings. Drizzle the lime tahini dressing over everything and enjoy!

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