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How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice

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author image Jared Paventi
Jared Paventi is the communications director for a disease-related nonprofit in the Northeast. He holds a master's degree from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication and a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University. He also writes a food appreciation blog: Al Dente.
How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice
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When translated to English, pollo asado means roasted chicken. As a technique, asado is an open-fire style of cooking meat that uses hardwoods and seasonings for flavor. The dish pollo asado mirrors traditional Cuban roasted chicken. When you prepare pollo asado, chicken pieces are marinated in a blend of citrus juices, garlic and herbs, and cooked on a hot grill or frying pan. The result is a flavorful meal with distinct Latin-American flavor.

Step 1

How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice
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Combine the lemon, lime and orange juice in a bowl with a small whisk.

Step 2

How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice
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Add garlic, pepper, cilantro, paprika, cumin, cilantro and soy sauce to the mixture and whisk until blended.

Step 3

How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice
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Line the bottom of a baking dish with orange rinds and set the chicken breasts down on top of them.

Step 4

How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice
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Gently pour the marinade over the chicken.

Step 5

How to Make Pollo Asado-Marinated Chicken With Orange Juice & Lemon Juice
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Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate the meat for at least two hours.

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