Chicken

Mojito Chicken

The fresh citrus marinade of this recipe is easy to mix up and it transforms the chicken thighs into a juicy and delicious dish that you’re sure to love

While I’d love to take credit for coming up with the idea for Mojito Chicken, we owe our thanks to the Upstate NY restaurant, Dinosaur Bar B Que

First, we need to make the citrus marinade

Measure out 2 cups of orange juice, 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon each of kosher salt &  black pepper, 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin & dried oregano, a small chopped onion and 6 cloves of chopped garlic

Boy that’s a mouthful

20170302_155946

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat, add in the onions, garlic and juices

Simmer for about 10 minutes

Cool the mixture slightly and pour into a blender or food processor

Add in the spices and blend.  Bring to room temperature before adding to the chicken

I have 6 pounds of bone in, skin on thighs in a large mixing bowl

Pour 2 cups of the citrus marinade over the thighs and toss well

Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or even better, overnight.  This would require you to be a plan-ahead-type-of-person which really doesn’t apply to me

 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Slice up one large onion and spread out in a baking dish

Line up the chicken thighs skin side up and evenly pour the marinade

Roast in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  The skin becomes super crispy and the citrus marinade cooks down with the onions to make a delicious sauce

Remove the chicken thighs to a serving platter, stir up the pan juices and taste.  You may need to re-season with kosher salt and black pepper or even a 1/2 cup of the leftover fresh citrus marinade to enhance the flavors

Spoon the pan juices over the chicken and sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro and fresh lime wedges

Pull up a plate and get ready for the flavor parade

20170302_18553220170302_191222

Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Mojito Chicken

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

Ingredients

For the marinade

2 cups of orange juice

1/2 cup of fresh lime juice

1/2 cup of olive oil

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 small chopped onion

6 cloves of chopped garlic

6 pounds of bone in, skin on thighs

freshly chopped cilantro and fresh lime wedges for serving

Directions

Measure out 2 cups of orange juice, 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon each of kosher salt &  black pepper, 1 teaspoon each of ground cumin & dried oregano, a small chopped onion and 6 cloves of chopped garlic

Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat, add in the onions, garlic and juices

Simmer for about 10 minutes; cool the mixture slightly and pour into a blender or food processor; add in the spices and blend; bring to room temperature before adding to the chicken

Place 6 pounds of bone in, skin on thighs in a large mixing bowl; pour 2 cups of the citrus marinade over the thighs and toss well

Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, or even better, overnight

When ready to roast,  preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Slice up one large onion and spread out in a baking dish

Line up the chicken thighs, skin side up and evenly pour the marinade

Roast in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes

Remove the chicken thighs to a serving platter, stir up the pan juices and taste.  You may need to re-season with kosher salt and black pepper or even a 1/2 cup of the leftover fresh citrus marinade to enhance the flavors

Spoon the pan juices over the chicken and sprinkle with freshly chopped cilantro and fresh lime wedges

Tools used to make this recipe

Royal Classique Measuring Cups

Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

Calphalon Nonstick Cookware

Nutri Ninja Mega 1500 Watts Kitchen System, Blending and Food Processing, Auto-iQ Technology

Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl, Clear

Pyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup Set

Mini Pinch Prep Bowls

Melamine Rectangular Platter

© Simply Sundays 2017
All rights reserved

 

0 comments on “Mojito Chicken

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: