Grilled Chicken – El Polo al Carbon

This is a traditional Mexican’s grilled chicken recipe. This and Mexican rice or tortilla and some salsa would make a great dish.


  • 1 whole chickens, cut in half down the middle
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium size bell pepper, chopped
  • a bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tomatillos, husks removed, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot chili powder

Cooking method:

Sautéed onion, garlic and tomatillos in oil until soft. Add chopped cilantro, bell pepper, juices and spices. Simmer for about 10 minutes while stirring. Set aside and allow to cool. Place chickens in a large container or large resealable bags. Cover with sauce and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours. Preheat grill. Remove chicken halves from marinade and place on medium hot grill. Grill for about 30 minutes turning occasionally and basting with reserved sauce every 10 minutes. Do not baste in the last 10 minutes of grilling.

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