Saturday, July 11, 2009

Grilled Cuban Chicken

Like the faux ant near the chickens?

Julio Latino ("Latin July") at [eatingclub] vancouver continues!

For some reason, I've been calling this "Cuban" chicken, maybe because of the orange and the lime in the marinade.

The other day, when I had some time in the afternoon, I decided to go ahead and marinate some chickens for grilling in the next couple of days. I was trying to save myself some prep time.

I cut out the backbone, tried to break the breast bone, and flattened the joints. I made a marinade consisting of garlic, oregano, lime and orange zest and juices, cumin, then put the chickens in a bag with the marinade and bided my time.

[ts] Chickens always look funny to me. Look at its pose!

Then, two days later, all I had to do was put the chickens on the grill, cover, and wait for them to get done.

On a scale of one to ten, this was a pretty relaxing day.

[eatingclub] Cuban
Cuban Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso (Guava and Cheese Pastries)
Grilled Cuban Chicken
Cuban Arroz con Salchichas (Yellow Rice with Vienna Sausages)
Slow-Roast Pork Shoulder, Two Ways

Enjoyed this post? Why not subscribe to our blog? Subscribe via reader or subscribe via email. Thank you!

Grilled Cuban Chicken

2 chickens, butterflied

3 tbsp dried oregano
1 tbsp ground cumin
3 bay leaves, crumbled
8 tbsp garlic, chopped
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp pepper
1 1/2 tbsp salt
zest of 1 lime, 1 orange

Combine all ingredients and pour over butterflied chickens. Marinate overnight to 2 days. Grill chickens until done.


  1. Well, the chicken looks pretty relaxed ;)

  2. The outside of this chicken looks amazing! I suppose you could add some rum to the marinade and it even more Cuban - Mojito chicken!

  3. Your foresight is amazing--marinating for use in a couple days. I don't even know what I am doing later this evening.

  4. Love the rind and zest on the chicken!

  5. kat:
    Haha... I know, it's so relaxed it's a little lopsided on the platter.

    Cookin' Canuck:
    Oh yes! Now if we actuallty had rum in the house...

    maybelles mom:
    "Foresight" is a good word... or it could be that we've marinated the chicken... then "forgot" to cook it. ;)

    I couldn't think of another way to "dress" it up. =)

  6. That chicken looks amazing! Care to send me a piece?


LinkWithin Related Stories Widget for Blogs