Chipotle Adobo Marinated Steak or chicken
 
 
This copycat Chipotle Steak or Chicken recipe tastes better than the real thing. The marinade is quick & easy and full of the smoky spicy flavors you love! Use on tacos, burritos or salads.
Ingredients
  • 1½ teaspoons GROUND CUMIN or TOASTED CUMIN SEEDS
  • 1½ cups WATER
  • ¼ cup chopped CANNED CHIPOTLE CHILIES (RINSED)
  • 2 cloves GARLIC
  • ¼ cup VEGETABLE OIL
  • 1½ teaspoons SALT
  • ½ teaspoon GROUND BLACK PEPPER
  • ½ teaspoon DRIED OREGANO
  • 1½ pounds SKINLESS CHICKEN THIGH FILLETS or 1½ pounds NEW YORK STRIP STEAK, SIRLON, FLANK OR SKIRT STEAK.
Instructions
  1. OPTIONAL IF TOASTING THE SEEDS: Toast the cumin seeds in a small pan over medium/low heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until fragrant. Be careful not to let them burn or smoke. Remove pan from heat and use a spice grinder or coffee bean grinder to grind into a fine powder.
  2. Add the water, rinsed chilies and garlic to a blender and blend on high speed for 10 to 15 seconds or until the chilies and garlic are pureed. Add the other adobo ingredients including the ground cumin and blend until just combined (about 5 or 6 seconds)
  3. Using a meat mallet pound steaks or chicken by placing meat between two pieces of parchment paper (optional but will make a difference in how tender your steak is)
  4. Add chicken or steak to the marinade in a large bowl or plastic bag. Cover and chill for 16 to 24 hours
  5. When you are ready to prepare the meat you can cook on a grill OR you can cook on a preheated cast iron pan or skillet on the stove. Rub inside of pan with a tiny bit of vegetable oil and heat pan to hot but NOT smoking.
  6. Cook the chicken for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Cook the steak for 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Allow the chicken or steak to sit for 4 minutes after you remove it from the pan then cut across the grain into strips or bite size pieces.
Notes
The canned Chipotles have a VERY strong scent when running through the blender. Be prepared for Adobo Pepper fumes! :)
Chipotle uses Romaine lettuce and Monterey Jack on all their items.
Recipe by MAN WITH PAN at https://manwithpan.com/copycat-chipotle-steak-chicken/