Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ancho Marinade

Recipe for the ancho chile marinade used at the Chipotle Mexican Grill Restaurant. Source: Chef Staci Raymond – Chipotle Mexican Grill, Phoenix, Arizona.  This is the perfect marinade for chicken or steak, everyone will wonder where you got the recipe.

  • 2 ounces. dried ancho chilies 
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano 
  • 6 cloves garlic 
  • 1/2 red onion, quartered 
  • 1/4 C. vegetable oil 
  • 4 chicken breasts or meat of choice
Soak dried chilies in water overnight or until soft; remove seeds. Place ingredients, except meat, in a food processor; process until smooth. Spread mixture over the chicken; refrigerate at least 1 hour, up to 24 hours. 
Heat grill to 400 degrees, or if cooking inside, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet or grill pan over high heat. Season chicken with salt. Grill chicken breasts until cooked through.

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