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Pollo Asado (Citrus Marinated Grilled Chicken)

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Delish D'Lites


  • 4 lbs chicken legs, thighs, and/or breasts I prefer bone in, skin on
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil, such as corn oil
  • 2/3 cup orange juice 2-3 fresh oranges
  • Juice of 1-2 limes
  • 3 teaspoons Sazon seasoning with Coriander and Annatto
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Combine the oil, citrus juices and spices in a bowl or measuring cup. Stir to combine.

  2. Place the chicken into a zip top bag or glass container, then pour the marinade all over the chicken. Be sure to thoroughly coat the chicken with the marinade. Cover and place the chicken in the fridge to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours, up to 8 hours.

  3. Preheat a grill to medium low heat. Cook the chicken for 30 minutes, turning frequently. Make sure not to walk away, skin-on chicken can flare up quickly!

  4. Cook the chicken until a thermometer reads 165°F in the center. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Acidic marinades can change the texture of meat if you marinate it for too long, so don't overdue the marinade. If you're using white meat chicken, err on the side of caution and only marinate for 4  hours max.

Can't find sazon seasoning? Make your own with my homemade recipe!