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Grilled Chicken Adobo

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Grilled Chicken Adobo
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 hr 40 min
  • Servings 10
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Once you make the authentic Achiote Sauce Base, you’re home free! This is just wonderful Mexican-inspired grilled chicken that has sophisticated but familiar flavors that are easy to enjoy.

Ingredients

10
boneless skinless chicken breast halves (3 pounds)
1/4 cup Achiote Sauce Base
1
cup orange juice
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 Place chicken in shallow glass or plastic dish or resealable plastic food-storage bag. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over chicken. Cover dish or seal bag and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • 2 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Cover and grill chicken 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning and brushing with marinade 2 or 3 times, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.
  • 3 Heat remaining marinade to boiling. Boil uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Serve with chicken.
Tips  

For Broiled Chicken Adobo: Set oven control to broil. Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken in pan; pour half of the marinade over chicken. Broil chicken with tops about 4 inches from heat about 10 minutes or until light brown. Turn chicken; pour remaining marinade over chicken. Broil about 6 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

Adobo (ah-DOH-bo) is a sauce of Spanish and Mexican origin that is based on ground chilies, herbs and vinegar. You’ll also see the word adobo in the names of Philippine recipes; it’s the national dish. But although the name is the same, each culture’s dish is distinctive.

When you decide to go on this flavor adventure, you’ll find achiote (ah-chee-OH-tay) seeds in Latin American or East Indian markets or larger supermarkets. The freshest seeds have a rusty red color. When you soak the seeds, you’ll see why they are used as an ingredient that adds color to prepared foods such as cheese and margarine.

Because the Achiote Sauce Base makes more than you need for this recipe, you’re on your way to another tasty meal of grilled chicken or pork chops. Or you can have a party! Just be sure if you “Double the Recipe” to ignore that the sauce ingredients have doubled.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
65
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
7 g
(
Saturated Fat
2 g
)
Cholesterol
75 mg
Sodium
190 mg
Potassium
300 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
(
Dietary Fiber
0g
)
Protein
27 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
1%
1%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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