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Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites is a quick recipe from The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin. Recipe can be found on dineanddish.net.
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Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites Recipe

A simple Sweet Chipotle Chicken Bites Recipe is perfect to try on a busy weeknight.
Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Dine & Dish


  • 5 small boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilie powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced
  • 1 Tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon plain white vinegar
  • 1 small zucchini sliced and cut into bite sized pieces


  • Using kitchen shears, cut the chicken into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a medium sized bowl.
  • Drizzle with 1/2 Tablespoon of the oil and sprinkle with cornstarch, salt, paprika, chile powder, cumin and onion powder. Stir until well coated.
  • In a small glass measuring cup, stir together the honey, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce and vinegar.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Set a plate next to the stove.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil to the pan. When the oil is shimmering, add the chicken and toss with tongs to coat. Continue stirring the chicken until it is no longer pink, 3-4 minutes.
  • Slide the chicken onto the waiting plate and add the honey chipotle sauce mixture to the hot skillet.
  • Let the sauce simmer and reduce for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. When a spatula dragged through the sauce leaves a trail, add the zucchini to the skillet as well as the chicken.
  • Toss with the sauce and simmer for 3 minutes longer. Serve immediately over cauliflower rice or rice.


From The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook