Our Chipotle Morita Paste lends a spicy, slightly smoky aroma to anything it touches. In this recipe, it forms the foundation for a rustic red marinade for chicken.

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 85 min

Total time: 100 min

Roasted Chipotle Chicken
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


Makes 4 to 6 servings


  1. Purée olive oil, onion, cilantro, Chipotle Morita Paste, sugar, garlic, cumin and lime juice in blender or food processor until smooth.

  2. Transfer mixture to large bowl. Add chicken pieces, and toss until evenly coated.

  3. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

  4. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  5. Transfer chicken pieces to roasting pan and place in oven. Cook, flipping chicken every 10 minutes, until digital thermometer registers at least 160°F in thickest part of chicken, about 25 minutes total.

  6. Serve chicken with corn tortillas and black beans.