My family’s favorite grilled or broiled chicken seasoned with Latin flavors to create the best tasting chicken!
Pollo Sabroso means delicious chicken in Spanish so I thought the name would be perfectly fitting for this flavorful chicken that everyone loves in my house. I especially love it topped with a little Peruvian Green Sauce!
Latin food has so much flavor because we like to use lots of seasoning and this chicken is no exception. A quick recipe for the broiler or grill; you can use thighs, legs, breast, wings, whatever you like. I usually let this marinate at least 20 minutes, but it’s even better if you marinate it overnight.
I personally enjoy this with all visible fat trimmed off the chicken and a small piece of skin on top. If you wish to make this without the skin, the points will be lower. This is also great with boneless chicken thighs or breasts.
Sazon seasoning with achiote is what gives this chicken the red color, and can be purchased in most supermarkets. I personally like Badia because it does not have MSG. I also have a recipe for Women's Shoes Cloudfoam Sneaker Tr Racer Dsw Adidas H1BqgIH if you wish to make it from scratch.
Prep Time:15 minutes
Pollo Sabroso means delicious chicken in Spanish so I thought the name would be perfectly fitting for this flavorful chicken that everyone loves in my house.
Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 thigh
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I'm obsessed with all of your recipes and this is my favorite GO TO recipe. I just LOVE everything you make. It's good and healthy and has SOOOO MUCH FLAVOR!! All of your recipes are so easy to follow and so tasty. I haven't made one thing (out of a ton of recipes) that I didn't like. Thanks for sharing your talent. My husband appreciates it as well 🙂
What temperature to i put the oven on (to broil) & for how much time? Thanks!
I made this tonight and eating right now , best chicken I ever made 🙂 thank you so muchhh for all your fantastic recipes 🙂
This was delicious! My broiler doesn't work and I don't have a grill, so I used my George Foreman grill to cook this up. I had to finish cooking it in the oven to keep it from burning on the grill.
I don't have soy sauce. Is it ok without?
I bought the sazon and adobo for the arroz con pollo last week so I am glad that it looks I will be able to find a lot of recipes here that I can use them for 🙂
This is one of my favorite recipes! So simple and so easy! Definitely making this tonight! I am going to try and use chicken breasts and see how it comes out! Love your stuff!
I made this tonight. I grilled it and used boneless and skinless thighs – was great and really juicy. I made it with the fiesta lime rice – really good together. I will say that I have never used adobo before and was surprised at how sticky and oily it is at the same time! I was unclear about how much to use – I used a couple (2 or 3) tablespoons. seems like it was enough. I did use a little extra vinegar and soy sauce as after putting the adobo the chicken seemed so sticky. it came out really good and I will definitely make it again!
I am confused how this is only 4 points plus per a serving as one 3oz chicken thigh with skin and bone is 6 points plus on the WW website??
I know I’m late to this discussion, but since it’s on this week’s menu it’s worth mentioning again… I don’t know points plus, but the same is true for Freestyle Points. One thigh with skin is EIGHT POINTS without anything added. A thigh without skin or bone is still four points, without adding anything at all.
I just commented about this as well. I didn’t know if I was entering it wrong :/ Let’s hope there’s something we’re missing that can make it a 3 point meal!
This chicken is fantastic! I added a little hot sauce before I broiled it. I made it with the roasted broccoli with garlic. I just took out another package of chicken to make it again tomorrow.
Wow!!! Great chicken recipe!!! My husband loved it!!! This chicken is certainly muy sabroso. Once again, thank you for another fantastic recipe.
Making this tonight with baked rice & peas which is currently in oven. I've lost 13 pounds since January cooking from your website. Thank you!!!!
Might want to check the Smartpoints conversion on this. Unless all of the fat is saturated, it is 4 points, not 9
I have been living on your recipes for years! Love! Why is one thigh 9 SP? Was it 6 oz raw?
We made this last night with the Mexican adobo sauce (we're in the middle of California, it's hard to find anything outside of Mexican ingredients) and it was amazing. Everyone loved it! So, now you know the Mexican version works great too 🙂
How much is a “generous amount” of adobo? A tablespoon? A quarter cup? I don’t want to over or underdo it. Thanks!
IS this something I could let marinate over night?
I LOVE Your recipes!! Every one I have tried has been amazing. I have lost 30 pounds using them since March. 😀
Thank you so much!
Yes, I’ve actually marinated mine up to a couple days before cooking
I’ve made this recipe a million times and my whole family loves it. I was going to make a big batch for a group gathering, but I have a few people that aren’t brave enough to do chicken thighs. Gina, have you tired this with any other meat? Pork? Salmon? Thanks ahead of time!
The seasoned chicken freezes well, ready to thaw and cook as needed. When I find chicken on sale for a good price, I’ll seasons a bunch of it up and freeze it. This recipe stays in regular rotation at my house. I love all of your recipes, but this and the salsa are my all-time favorites!
Would you mind updating this recipe with the quantities for garlic powder and oregano? I made this tonight with chicken breasts and it was good but didn’t look saucy like your picture. I used balsamic vinegar – is that what you use? Also I used homemade sazon from your recipe that I made a while ago so maybe it wasn’t fresh enough. It was still delicious like all of your recipes but I was missing the color. Getting ready,to order sazon on line now so I can make it again soon.
I make this all the time. Use distilled white vinegar. It’s actually not saucy at all, but should have crisp skin.
I love this receipe!!! I wish I could automatically upload all your receipes to the Weight Watchers app.
HELP! I cannot find Sazon or Adobo where I live and Amazon won’t/can’t ship to Canada. Any thoughts on what I could use as a substitute?Ultra Men's Max 011 Nike 90 Air Essential Shoe Lifestyle 819474 xF4wxBqH
https://www.skinnytaste.com/homemade-sazon-seasoning-mix/ and https://www.skinnytaste.com/aarons-mexican-dry-adobo-seasoning/
What is adobo and Saxon ? I’m in the uk
They are seasonings…you can make homemade HeatCity Nike Edition Free Premium Force Low Air Id “miami 1 SqPUxShttps://www.skinnytaste.com/homemade-sazon-seasoning-mix/ and https://www.skinnytaste.com/aarons-mexican-dry-adobo-seasoning/. I also checked and it looks like Amazon UK carries both as well.
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Hi! I haven’t eaten much Latin food–what would you serve on the side? I doing keto, so any low-carb suggestions would be wonderful. Thanks!
https://www.skinnytaste.com/mexican-cauliflower-rice/ or https://www.skinnytaste.com/cilantro-lime-cauliflower-rice/ would be good low carb options. Veggies, a salad, endless options! 🙂
Have you thought about making your own Sazon blend that doens’t include the food coloring and other odd ingredients? I’d love a cleaner alternative! Why do they have to put that dang red dye #40 in everything?!
And I looked at the comments above! You have!!! 🙂 You’re the best.
Delicious!!!Silly question- when you use Adobo, do you use the one that comes with pepper or without? Thanks! Love all of your recipes and am particularly enjoying the Latin recipes lately!
You can use either.
This chicken recipe is absolutely delicious! I will definitely be making this again. My family loved it as well, and I topped it with Gina’s recipe for the Peruvian Green Sauce and it tastes AMAZING! Thank you Gina!
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Curious, if I use homemade Sazon, how much do you recommend?
I am making this tonight. Bought the packets but not the right one
and have some Sazon that I made previously.
The chicken was so delicious! Thank you for an awesome, easy, and very tasty recipe!
This is the stuff summer dreams are made of. Amazing. I love to cook and have made loads of chicken dishes and this one ranks among the top. Smoky, crispy outside, moist inside, bursting with flavor. I made the Peruvian sauce with it, which was fabulous, but honestly not even necessary if you don’t have the ingredients on hand. My kids gobbled it up and my husband and I are looking forward to the next opportunity to make it! Do yourself a favor and put this on your short list of recipes to try!!! ?
I wish I could rate this 100 stars! crowd pleaser! My two year old had to be cut off! Thank you for this recipe! Husband loved it with the Green Sauce! Thank you!
How is the cook time different if using boneless skinless thighs?
Maybe 5 minutes less, I would cut into it to check doneness.
Thanks, about to broil! Cross my fingers, I always burn when broiling 🙂 Smells amazing already though.
this chicken was fantastic! 20 min total and it was juicy, flavourful, really good. (I didn’t have annatto or tumeric when making my sazon so used paprika in it’s place)
Hi Gina, I’m entering the ingredients into my Weight Watchers app and when I put in for the chicken, it says each piece is 8 points. Am I missing something or entering something wrong since you list this as a 3 point meal? Thanks!
I bought the sazón in a shaker but your recipe calls for a packet. How much is that? A teaspoon? Tablespoon? Not very clear.
About 1 and 1/2 teaspoons.
So delicious and fresh, my husband and 9 year old gave it rave reviews! We made the Peruvian green sauce to go with it. Definitely will be making this again.
Made this with the Peruvian Green Sauce for my family (myself, husband, two sons, 12 and 14). Loved loved loved! Amazing flavors!Advantage Shoes Aquavolt Tennis Light Air Womens Nike Vapor qTRtt4
How many tablespoons/grams is the Sazon in this recipe? I do not have packets, and want to make sure I get the measurement right.
Soy sauce is no whole30 compliant. Some of the other recipes on your website are marked whole30 compliant too and the ingredients are not.
Correct, use coconut aminos in its place for whole30
Want to make this tonight. Can I use Sazon Tropical?
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Hi, I’m Gina Homolka, a busy mom of two girls, author and recipe developer here at Skinnytaste.com. My food philosophy is to eat seasonal, whole foods and maintain good portion control (everything in moderation!).
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