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Low Carb Chipotle Chicken Thighs

Oma Darling
Chicken baked in a wonderfully smoky, spicy chipotle sauce, topped with melted cheese.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6


  • 4 Tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 chopped, white onion
  • 8 cloves chopped, garlic
  • 4 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 32 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8-10 chicken thighs as many as you can fit in your dish!
  • 2 cups grated cheese


  • Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft and slightly browned. Add spices and cook until fragrant.
  • Add tomato sauce, water, sugar and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add chipotle peppers to blender or food processor right out of the can, grind, then add hot tomato mixture to blender and blend until smooth.
  • Place chicken pieces in greased, glass dish. Pour sauce over chicken and cover dish with foil.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes at 350 degrees or until chicken is no longer pink.
  • During last 5 minutes in oven, remove foil and top chicken with grated cheese and place back in oven until melted.
  • Serve cooked chicken with sliced avocado, sliced black olives and sour cream, whatever suits your fancy!!
Keyword Chipolte Chicken, Low Carb