Grilled Chicken Adobo

Debbie Quimby


I love Tex-Mex; I love chicken. This is a coming together of two loves.

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40 Min
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1/2 c
onion, chopped
1/3 c
lime juice
6 clove
garlic, minced
1 tsp
dried oregano
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/4 tsp
ground red pepper (cayenne)
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilanto, optional

How to Make Grilled Chicken Adobo


  • 1Combine onion, lime juice, and garlic in food processor or blender. Process until onion is finely minced.
  • 2Transfer to resealable plastic food storage bag. Add oregano, cumin, thyme, and red pepper. Knead bag until well blended.
  • 3Place chicken in bag; press out air and seal. Turn to coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
  • 4Spray grid with nonstick cooking spray. Prepare grill for direct cooking. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade.
  • 5Place chicken on grid 3 to 4 inches from medium-hot coals. Grill 5-7 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink in the center. Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle with cilantro.
  • 6Note: I have cooked this chicken on a George Forman grill as well. It tastes better over coals -- all grilled food does -- but it works either way.

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About Grilled Chicken Adobo

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #grilled, #adobo

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