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Pollo Asado and a Chicken Taco Recipe

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman (Ree's recipe is twice this quantity for 8, cowboy size!). I added some ground cumin. Dried oregano would also be good in this marinade. Pollo Asado would be just as good served simply on a plate with some brown rice, black beans, salsa and chopped avocado.
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 317 kcal


Pollo Asado

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice save fruit
  • 1 lemon juiced (save fruit)
  • 1 lime juiced (save fruit)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • ground cumin
  • 8 whole chicken legs or 16 drumsticks

To Serve:

  • Corn tortillas warmed
  • Fresh salsa
  • Cooked black beans
  • Chopped avocado
  • Fresh lime wedges
  • Hot sauce


To Make Pollo Asado:

  1. Whisk together oil, orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, onion, salt, and pepper. Place chicken and juiced fruit pieces in a large plastic bag or bowl. Toss with marinade and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours (I mixed mine up in the morning and let it marinade until dinnertime).
  2. When ready to cook, remove chicken pieces from marinade and sprinkle with ground cumin.
  3. Grill until done, turning halfway through, about 30 minutes. You can also broil the chicken in your oven.

To Serve Pollo Asado Taco Style:

  1. Remove chicken from bone and shred.
  2. Place a little chicken on warm corn tortilla.
  3. Top with fresh salsa, cooked black beans, chopped avocado, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and some hot sauce.
Nutrition Facts
Pollo Asado and a Chicken Taco Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 139mg46%
Sodium 304mg13%
Potassium 400mg11%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.