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Our family just now enjoyed our "pollo loco". I mixed marinade ingredients in two bowls, reserving second for basting instead of marinating for 5 more minutes after cooking first 20-25 min. I left out the food coloring and only used 1/4 tsp salt for each marinade. Our meal was delicious! I served with corn tortillas, home made salsa and fresh avocados! We will definately make over and over again this summer! Thank you for sharing!
I have never liked grilled chicken because I could never seem to find a good marinade or proper cooking instructions that worked. It was very quick and easy. This is the best chicken I have ever made on a grill! Thanks so much for sharing! I also made homemade flour tortillas to put the chicken on..outstanding!
Great! I think 4 cups water is a bit too much though, I used 2 cups orange juice and 1/2 cup water. Maybe if it were going to marinade overnight it would be okay. Otherwise the garlic and citrus is the perfect combination! Very nice!
I froze this recipe UNCOOKED in the marinade; the colours were INTENSE!! It must have kept the chicken really moist, as when I grilled it, it was SO soft and tender. I will try and freeze this cooked next time - but the uncooked version worked fine - and I suspect that this would be a great method to have such a tasty chicken recipe in the freezer to whip out at the last minute. I used skinned and boned chicken pieces and put them into zip-lock freezer bags in units of 3 portions per bag - I froze 6 portions. I served this with salad and flour tortillas - we wrapped them up with the salad and some WW salsa I had in the pantry. This is a WONDERFUL WW recipe which I WILL be making many times again. The freezer challenge has added to the versatility of this recipe. Made for the OAMC/Freezer Tag Game - and saved for MANY meals in the future! Thanks - FT :-)
We haven't had El Pollo Loco in about 10 years so I really cannot compare but this is definitely a keeper for us. I cut the recipe in half and used 3 (6 Ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts, added 1/2 teaspoon cumin and used fresh juice. Made an excellent chicken salad, will be making again.
The recipe was really easy- my husband wondered why it was so yellow, and I told him it was a copy of El Pollo Loco. He said, that it was really good, that we should try it again w/ roaster chicken pieces. (I used boneless chicken breasts). Definitely a keeper! Not sure if so much water is needed though, maybe cut down on both the water and the food coloring?
I'm not sure it tastes exactly like Pollo Loco but it was REALLY good. Suprising flavor.