Quite a few years back, when I used to have a Costco card, I found the most amazing sauce every. It was a Roasted Raspberry and Chipotle sauce. That was before chipotle was the "in" thing :) I used to marinate chicken in the sauce and then grill it. Sometimes I'd eat it just like that, other times I'd make lettuce wraps out of them. My lettuce wraps consisted of rice, grilled raspberry chipotle chicken, cucumber, mint, and a squirt of Sriracha. They were fantastic! I would eat that pretty much every night...and then I just got tired of the whole process, so I stopped making them....and then I found other wonderful things to make and had sort of forgotten about it...mainly because I wasn't going to Costco anymore to purchase the decadent sauce! Then one day I was browsing through my favorite blogs when I stumbled upon this recipe for Raspberry BBQ Sauce on Nibble Me This. I immediately thought of that sauce and then giggled when I realized that I could actually make my own now!!
So this is my version of that lovely sauce. It's simple, it's delicious, and you can use it on just about anything!!
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken
2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 Tablespoon adobo sauce
5 Tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
In a food processor, add the chipotles, adobo sauce, raspberry jam and balsamic vinegar and pulse a few times until almost smooth. Place the chicken in a resealable bag, pour the marinade over the chicken, and seal the bag. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, though 4-8 would be more ideal.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. Place the chicken directly on the grates over the fire and cook for 5-8 minutes on each side or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
To bake: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place in baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. You can also quickly pan sear each side for about 2-4 minutes, then place in oven to finish cooking.