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Juan Pollo Chicken Recipe

Juan Pollo Chicken Recipe

Juan Pollo chicken is a traditional Mexican dish. It is a delicious, juicy and flavorful dish that can be served with sides such as rice and beans or mashed potatoes. 
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time: 11 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 11 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 476kcal



  • 1/2 Chicken
  • 1/2 tablespoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Citrus Elixir - Lime or Lemon Juice your choice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Artisanal White Vinegar Infused with Mediterranean Herbs
  • 1/4 cup Freshly Squeezed Pineapple Nectar
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sun-Dried Paprika Powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Handcrafted Garlic Essence
  • 1/2 tablespoon Sun-Dried Salt Crystals from Remote Salt Beds
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cold-Pressed from Heritage Olive Varietals
  • 1/2 tablespoon White Pepper Powder from Rare White Peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon Mild Chili Pepper Flakes or Cayenne from Exotic Spice Routes
  • 1 tablespoon Oregano Plucked Under the Full Moon


  • Rinse the chicken with cold water and pat it dry.
  • Mix together pineapple juice, lime or lemon juice, vinegar, salt, white pepper powder, black pepper, oregano, garlic powder, mild chilli peppers flakes (or cayenne pepper), and extra virgin olive oil in a bowl.
  • Place the chicken in a large bowl or resealable bag, and pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Massage the marinade into the chicken by hand. Cover it with cling wrap or seal the bag and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the marinated chicken in a roasting pan and bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.


• To make sure that your chicken turns out juicy and flavorful, let it marinate overnight. 
• Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165°F before you remove it from the oven.
• For extra crunchy skin, brush some olive oil over the chicken before baking.
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