Cuban Roasted Chicken (Pollo Asado Cubano)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by diner524

Posting this recipe for the Caribbean region of ZWT. Found online at

Top Review by KissTheCook

I grilled it , spooning the leftover marinade over it as it cooked, on indirect heat. I grilled a half of a chicken, and it came out so tender and juicy and the flavor was so good! I served it with Spanish Rice on the side and it was enjoyed!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse chicken, pat dry. Place chicken breast up in foil-lined shallow roasting pan. In mortar, place garlic, salt, oregano and black pepper, mash them well together. Mix garlic mixture with butter and lemon juice. With your fingers, carefully separate skin from breast, massage 1/2 of mixture gently between breast and skin, then spread the remaining mixture evenly over the whole chicken. Tuck wings under and tie legs together. The chicken will taste better if marinated overnight.
  2. Place pan in center of rack and cook for 55 minutes at 350° F, basting occasionally. Cook uncovered at 400° F for 5-7 minutes.

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