Pollo Asado Marinade Recipe

Pollo Asado Marinade for your everyday Mexican food enjoyment.

Delicious Pollo Asado Marinade Recipe @createdbydiane

This is one delicious chicken recipe!

In no time at all you will be enjoying mouth watering chicken….

great for chicken tacos, over rice, in a burrito, sandwich, it kicks up a grilled cheese sandwich, perfect in a quesadilla and I’m sure you can think of a few more ways to enjoy it.

It all starts with a quick and easy marinade, the best part is the chicken doesn’t need to sit in it overnight if you don’t have that much time.

How does that sound?

This is great for busy days and nights when you’d like a great meal and don’t have all day to do it!

Pollo Asado Recipe @createdbydiane #chicken


This marinade has a deliciously fresh citrus flavor with a hint of smokey flavor that comes from the cumin and smoked paprika.

The key is using fresh squeezed juice from an orange, lemons and limes.

One great thing about this marinade is that citrus is available year round, so you can always make it.

You will be enjoying tacos in NO time all, and you can dream of summer walks along the beach and stopping at a taco stand no matter what the temperature is.

Depending on how much spice you like, you can double the seasonings as well as add some tomato bouillon!

meal prep chicken taco bowls

Taco bowls are one of my requested dinners from my family. Season up the chicken then add Mexican Rice, Beans and top it all with cilantro lime sauce and WHAMO… the best meal prep! Freezes well too.


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3.50 from 2 votes

Pollo Asada Marinade Recipe


  • I orange juiced
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Juice the orange, lemons and limes and mix the rest of the spices together and marinade 2 pounds of chicken for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Grill or cook in skillet until chicken is cooked through.
  • To speed up cooking, cut the chicken in small strips and cook in a skillet.




  1. 2 stars
    I’ve had Pollo Asado dozens of times and this is more lemony I prefer more spices to cut though the acidity of the citrus juices. I didn’t try it this way, but you would probably have to triple or quadruple the spices for the flavor to come through.

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