Do you have a hard time finding certain less common items at your grocery store? This is something that has always plagued me. It used to be because I shopped at a store that didn’t carry any ingredient that was even slightly unique. However, I now shop at a very well stocked store where I can find almost everything – so when I can’t find something, it’s usually just because I don’t know where to look (and the employees are rarely able to help because they have never heard of the item I want.) So, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce is one of these items. I have looked for them approximately eleven bajillion times and could never find them. But, I have seen them in so many recipes that I know they must be common and I knew my store would have them. So, I Googled them to find exactly what the can looked like, and – success!! (And for the record, they were where I swear I have looked every time. I think I have a selective blindness or something.)
Anyway, let’s talk about this wonderful chicken! I was anxious to try this because it sounded delicious – the combination of sweet honey and spicy chipotle glaze was very enticing. I had high hopes, but after mixing up the glaze I was unsure. The glaze smelled awful to me and I was sure I was not going to like this at all. However, it ended up having a fantastic flavor and the meat was very moist. The sweetness of the honey is perfect, and then it is followed by the spiciness from the peppers. The balance was just right and we loved this meal. The only thing I will change next time is to reduce the amount of glaze by at least half, because I had ton more than I needed. I have reflected this in the version below. Enjoy!