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Paleo Pollo Asado (Whole30, Keto)

This Whole30 and paleo pollo asado is a delicious and authentic Mexican grilled chicken recipe with the most flavorful marinade. You can also bake in the oven if you don't have a grill!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Marinating Time8 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: authentic pollo asado recipe, mexican chicken recipes, mexican grilled chicken, paleo mexican chicken, pollo asado keto, pollo asado marinade recipe, whole30 chicken recipes, whole30 grilled chicken, whole30 pollo asado
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 373kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 whole chicken legs or 2-3 lbs of your favorite cut of chicken
  • 1/2 onion roughly chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves smashed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup orange juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Place the chicken in a large resealable bag.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth to make a marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and seal.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 8 hours, turning the bag once.
  • When ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade and set the marinade aside.

Grill Method

  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees F, and grease the grill grates to prevent from sticking.
  • Place the chicken skin-side down over direct heat and cover for 10 minutes, until browned and crispy.
  • Flip the chicken and place over indirect heat. Baste the skin with the marinade.
  • Cover and grill for 25-30 minutes, basting with the marinade 2-3 more times. The chicken is done when the thickest part of the meat reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Rest chicken for 5 minutes before serving.

Oven Method

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place chicken on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for about 40 minutes with skin-side up. Baste with the marinade halfway through. The chicken is done when the thickest part of the meat reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Rest chicken for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1whole chicken leg | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1275mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg