4 Reviews

I finally got to try this, and boy was I glad I did! I had to sub boneless skinless breasts because I couldn't find any boneless ones with skin on, and I used achiote paste in place of the powder (I don't keep achiote powder on hand). The marinade smelled so good when the hot oil was added to the paste mixture! I let the chicken hang out in the fridge in the marinade for 2 days, until I had time to actually grill it on my indoor grill (SOMEDAY I'll talk DH into getting us a real grill, lol). The finished chicken came out so juicy and flavorful, but the flavoring was mild enough that any leftover cooked chicken could be used in so many different ways (soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, etc.). We enjoyed it as-is the first day, with Mexican rice, refried beans and fresh pico de gallo. Now I'm tossing up whether I want to use the leftover chicken to make tacos or chicken salad. Decisions, decisions. Sorry, no photo, both camera batteries were dead again :( . Thanks for posting! Made post-PAC Spring 2012

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Muffin Goddess April 26, 2012

I made this the other night and it was fantastic! I was at grocery and did a quick search on my smartphone for a pollo asado recipe. This one looked simple enough, had five stars and the store had all the ingredients. Got home late and was only able to marinade chicken for about an hour. Otherwise followed the directions and this was some delicious chicken! Cubed the chicken breast, served with corn tortillas, chopped onion, cilantro and avocado. Boys went nuts over it and made for great leftovers. Will make this again and again!

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Birdrocker September 25, 2015

Delicious! This will be our go to recipe from now on. Simple and not so many ingredients! We marinated thin chicken breasts in this for an hour or so then cooked on the grill and sliced up on top of a salad for my husband and I, made a chicken burger for our 18 year old daughter and sliced up and made chicken tacos with corn tortillas for our 11 year old son. Delicious all around!

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sconehead July 27, 2014

I subbed the recommended breasts with legs...and you haven't made this yet? Go ahead. I'll wait right here until you get back.

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gailanng January 24, 2013
Pollo Asado