Chipotle Copycat Pollo Asado

This recipe is incredibly easy to make and the chicken comes out incredibly juicy and tender.

Total Time: 20 minutes + marinade time

Yield: 6 servings

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This Pollo Asado tastes like you’re eating at a fancy Mexican restaurant, but it’s actually super easy to make—the marinade does all the work! It’s also packed with delicious flavors.


olive oil


orange juice


lime juice



achiote paste






chipotle chile pepper


Prepare and blend the marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender.

Step 1

Pulse and blend the ingredients until smooth and looks similar to a sauce.

Step 2

Pour the marinade over the chicken and mix until the chicken is evenly coated.

Step 3

Place the chicken in the refrigerator for  4 to 24 hours. Before cooking, let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Sear the chicken until it is cooked through. Then, transfer chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Step 5

Serving Suggestion 1: Rice Bowl

Serving Suggestion 2: Taco

Chipotle Copycat Pollo Asado Tips:

Marinade for at least 30 minutes.

Cook on the grill!

Use a meat thermometer! 

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