Mojo Chicken Recipe

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Mojo Chicken

Barbery Faulkner


I got this Cuban dish from a cooking session held at a local market and I love it!

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1/2 c
olive oil
8 large
cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
2/3 c
orange juice, fresh & sour
1/2 c
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
salt (or to taste)
3 Tbsp
fresh chopped cilantro


1 lb
chicken wings, legs or thighs
1/2 c
mojo sauce
1 tsp
garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste


1Mojo sauce: Heat oil in a deep sauce pan over medium heat. Add the garlic & cook until fragrant & pale golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Do not let garlic brown too much, it will become bitter.
Stir in the sour orange juice, water, & dried spices. Sauce may spatter so be careful. Bring to a rolling boil, taste for seasonings adding salt & pepper as needed. Let Cool to room temp, then stir in fresh cilantro. (If not using sauce right away, transfer to a jar with tight fitting lid, store in fridge and shake well before serving).

2Pour mojo sauce over chicken pieces and marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. Drain excess sauce and add garlic, salt and pepper. Bake at 325 until chicken is done.
Serve with rice (I save out a little sauce before marinating the chicken to pour over the rice).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tag: Healthy