Pollo Asado


  • 1/4 cup orange juice (about 1 medium orange)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (about 1/2 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon achiote powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2-3 pounds chicken thighs or legs


  1. Make the marinade: Add all ingredients except chicken in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Marinate: Place chicken in a large gallon size ziploc bag and add the marinade. Close the bag, massage together to coat all the chicken and refrigerate for 2 to 6 hours. (Do not marinate longer than 8 hours or the chicken will get tough and begin to break down.)

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