Pollo Asado (Mexican Grilled Chicken)


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Pollo Asado is a mouth-watering Mexican chicken dish that is marinated in a flavorful combination of citrus juice, achiote paste, and spices, then grilled to perfection. Serve it up alongside your favorite side dishes for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
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Pollo Asado (Mexican Grilled Chicken)
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What you need:

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (or chicken breast)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp achiote paste (or powder)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano (Mexican is best)
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
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Step 1 In a large ziploc bag or non-reactive bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, achiote paste, cumin, oregano, coriander kosher salt, paprika, and black pepper.
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Step 2 Add the chicken to the marinade and marinate for about one hour. Don’t marinate longer than 4 hours or the chicken will begin to break down from the citrus juice.
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Step 3 When ready to grill, remove the chicken from the bag letting excess marinade drip off. Grill for about 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with fresh limes.
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We hope you enjoy this delicious Pollo Asado (Mexican Grilled Chicken) recipe.
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