Baked Cuban Mojo Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 5 servings
Roasted chicken marinated in a fantastic Cuban Mojo marinade! it’s citrusy, garlicky, with fresh lime flavours and cilantro. Packs some serious flavours!
- 2 lb bone in chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks about 8 pieces total
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves lightly packed
- 1 tsp orange zest
- 1/3 cup orange juice fresh
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 3/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh mint leaves
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 orange cut into wedges
- Cilantro leaves for garnish
Preheat oven to 350F.
Place chicken in a baking pan, and scrape in residual marinade in the bowl. Place thighs skin side DOWN. Add orange wedges, if using.
Bake chicken for 30 minutes. Remove and turn chicken. Spoon over pan juices.
Bake for a further 20 minutes or until the skin is nicely browned. Rest for 5 minutes then serve!
To make with chicken breast, follow the recipe to marinade. Then cook on the stove instead of the oven – cook over medium high heat.
Calories: 419, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 151mg, Sodium: 585mg, Potassium: 403mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 270IU, Vitamin C: 21.4mg, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1.4mg
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