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Hi everyone! Today's recipe is a great dish to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! A delicious, spicy and juicy broiled chicken seasoned with a delicious combination of Mexican spices! It only takes a few minutes to prepare it, and you can even prepare the day before your celebration! So it's perfect for any special occasion or any day of the week! Enjoy!
- 4 lbs. Chicken in pieces
- Juice and Zest of 1 orange
- Juice and Zest of 1 lime
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 2-3 tablespoons E.V.O.O
- 6-8 minced Garlic cloves
- 1 tablespoon cracked Black Pepper
- 2 tablespoons Paprika
- 1 tablespoon ground Cumin
- 1½ tablespoons dry Cilantro or ½ cup fresh cilantro finely chopped
- 1½ tablespoons dehydrated onion or 2/3 cup fresh onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper or Chile de Arbol
In a small bowl, combine Butter, extra virgin olive oil, orange zest and lime zest with minced garlic. Place in the microwave for 1 minute or until butter is well melted.
Combine orange juice with lime juice, and season with the rest of the spices. Mix well taste the flavor and add more salt and pepper if needed. Combine butter mixture with juice mixture, mix well and set aside.
Rinse the chicken pieces with cold water and dry them on paper towels. With a knife, make a few deep cuts on the chicken pieces. (small pieces 1-2 cuts, larger pieces 3-4 cuts per piece) Pour the butter-juice marinade over the chicken pieces, make sure every chicken piece is well covered with this mixture. And also make sure you get some of that marinade inside the cuts you made on the chicken pieces. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. (overnight will be perfect).
Set oven to Broil. Or Preheat your Grill or Preheat oven to 450ºF (230ºC) Cook for about 40min. to 1 hour or until the chicken is well cooked. Internal temperature of the chicken pieces should be 165-170ºF (73-76ºC).
Garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges! Enjoy!