Updated: Mar 27, 2021
Pollo Asado is pretty common in my house, I make a lot of chicken tacos and burritos. So, this recipe is in rotation several times a week. Its an inexpensive meal and is very easy to make. The best part is you can do so much with it, tacos, salads, burritos, sandwiches. I mean you name it; I am sure this grilled marinated chicken you can do so much with it. Its tasty and easy to do, I hope you enjoy it!
3lbs of boneless chicken thighs
4 California chili pods
4 Guajillo Chili pods
4 garlic cloves or 2 large cloves
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp salt or to taste, but the marinade needs to be a little saltier, the meat doesn’t absorb all the sodium. So season slightly heavy.
2/3 cup white vinegar
Let the chicken marinate, the longer the better. If I have time, 48 hours is my go-to. If I am in a crunch, I let it marinate over night.
I like to grill Pollo Asado over Mesquite wood lump charcoal and Apple wood chunks. This gives a nice smokey flavor with a little sweetness. It blends well with the marinade.
Place 1 chimney of lit charcoal on one side, and place your chicken on the other side. Reverse sear or indirect heat. Let cook for 15 – 20 minutes, then sear both sides for about 1 min each. Just enough to give it some darkness and char.
Serve how you want to and enjoy!