Hello, my name is Elena and I am a Chef Master. I am excited to share with you my take on the Mojo Chicken recipe. This recipe has been a favorite of mine for years and I have perfected it to make it the best one yet. The combination of spices and citrus will leave your taste buds wanting more. Follow along with me as I guide you through the recipe.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Recipe Category: Main Course
- Recipe Cuisine: Latin American
- Aggregate Rating: 4.8/5
- 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup orange juice
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Place chicken thighs in a baking dish and pour the marinade over them. Use your hands to massage the marinade into the chicken, making sure it is evenly coated.
- Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
- Bake the chicken for 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro before serving.
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- Q: Can I use boneless chicken thighs?
- Q: Can I make this recipe on the grill?
- Q: Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh cilantro?
- Q: Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
- Q: What can I serve with Mojo Chicken?
- Q: Can I freeze Mojo Chicken?
A: Yes, you can use boneless chicken thighs, but the cooking time may vary. Make sure to check the internal temperature to ensure it is fully cooked.
A: Absolutely! Grill the chicken over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
A: Yes, you can use dried cilantro or any other dried herb of your choice. Just use half the amount since dried herbs are more potent than fresh.
A: Yes, you can marinate the chicken for up to 24 hours in advance. When you're ready to cook, simply bake or grill the chicken according to the instructions.
A: This chicken pairs well with black beans and rice, roasted vegetables, or a fresh salad.
A: Yes, you can freeze the cooked chicken for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the fridge overnight and reheat it in the oven or microwave.
1. Make sure to massage the marinade into the chicken to ensure it is evenly coated.
2. Let the chicken marinate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
3. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken is fully cooked.
Enjoy your delicious Mojo Chicken!