Pollo Asado (Mexican Grilled Chicken)

Pollo Asado, or Mexican Grilled Chicken, is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re having a family barbecue or just looking for a quick and tasty weeknight dinner, this recipe is sure to satisfy. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making Pollo Asado so that you can enjoy it at home.



➤ You’ll need :


4.5 –  5 pounds bone-in chicken pieces breasts, drumsticks, thighs


Pollo Asado Marinade –

  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 cup onion roughly chopped
  • 6-8 cloves garlic
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 2 ounces achiote paste annatto
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil



➤ Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :


Set out a large food processor. Add all the Pollo


Asado Marinade ingredients to the bowl. Cover and puree until very smooth.




Place the chicken pieces in a large baking dish. Pour (or scoop) the marinade over the chicken.


Then toss to coat the chicken pieces in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but up to 12 hours.




Preheat the grill to medium heat, 350-400 degrees F. Grill the chicken for 15-20 minutes per side.


Watch that the fire doesn’t flare up and burn the chicken.


If your grill is prone to flare-ups, try grilling with indirect medium heat for 5-8 minutes longer per side.



➤ Recipe Notes:


  • You can use chicken breasts or drumsticks instead of chicken thighs if you prefer. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.


  • If you don’t have a grill, you can bake the chicken in the oven at 400°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.


  • To make the dish spicier, add some diced jalapeño peppers or a pinch of cayenne pepper to the marinade.



➤ Nutrition Information:


This recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Each serving contains approximately:


Calories: 315

Total fat: 22g

Saturated fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 143mg

Sodium: 305mg

Total carbohydrates: 3g

Dietary fiber: 0g

Sugars: 1g

Protein: 26g


Pollo Asado is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or just looking for a quick and easy dinner, this recipe is sure to please. So why not give it a try and enjoy the bold flavors of Mexican Grilled Chicken tonight?



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