Sunny Sizzle: Pollo Asado (Grilled Chicken)


Welcome to the vibrant world of our Sunny Sizzle: Pollo Asado. This dish is a celebration of simple yet profound flavors, featuring chicken marinated in a blend of citrus, garlic, and traditional Latin spices, then grilled to smoky perfection. Each bite of this Pollo Asado is juicy, flavorful, and infused with the essence of a sunny grill.

Sunny Sizzle: Pollo Asado (Grilled Chicken)

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 1 hour (for marinating) + 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Serving Size: 1-2 pieces

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 310 kcal
  • Protein: 40g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 500mg
  • Sugar: 1g


  • Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks: 1.5kg (3.3 lbs)
  • Orange Juice: 250ml (8.4 oz)
  • Lime Juice: 60ml (2 oz)
  • Olive Oil: 3 tbsp
  • Garlic: 4 cloves, minced
  • Ground Cumin: 1 tsp
  • Paprika: 1 tsp
  • Dried Oregano: 1 tsp
  • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: Combine citrus juices, olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Marinate chicken for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat Grill: Heat grill to medium-high.
  3. Grill Chicken: Place chicken on grill. Cook for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).
  4. Serve: Let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with lime wedges and fresh cilantro.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinate overnight for deeper flavor.
  • Keep the grill at a consistent temperature for even cooking.
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure perfect doneness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake this instead of grilling?

Yes, bake at 375°F (190°C) until fully cooked.

What can I serve with Pollo Asado?

Serve with rice, beans, or a fresh salad.

Can I use different parts of the chicken?

Yes, breasts or wings can also be used.