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Pollo Asado is marinated in citrus juices and a special blend of spices and then grilled to perfection. It's delicious fresh off the grill with your favorite sides and leftovers are amazing in tacos, burritos or quesadillas!
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Pollo Asado

Pollo Asado is marinated in citrus juices and a special blend of spices and then grilled to perfection. It's delicious fresh off the grill with your favorite sides and leftovers are amazing in tacos, burritos or quesadillas!
Course Main Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 319kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thigh meat
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 oranges, juiced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 4 ounces achiote paste
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered

Instructions

  • Trim chicken of any excess fat. Wash and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, combine olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, lemon juice, achiote paste, bouillon powder, salt, and pepper. Whisk together until well-combined.
  • Place chicken, onions, garlic and the juiced oranges, limes, and lemons (the skins) in the bowl. Massage meat to fully coat with marinade. Cover bowl and marinate meat for at least 2 hours or 4 hours for maximum flavor.
  • Over hot coals, grill chicken for about 7 to 10 minutes on each side or until thermometer inserted in the center reads 165 F and the outside is nicely charred. Remove from heat and allow to rest for about 3 to 5 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Serving: 140g | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.5g | Protein: 26.4g | Fat: 22.4g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.4g | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 2.2mg