Pollo Asado

Pollo Asado

by Brava Chef Erin


Servings 4

Active Time:

~5 min

Total Time:

~1 hr 34 min

About this Recipe

Pollo asado is a flavorful Mexican marinated grilled chicken dish that’s cooked with an array of spices, as well as orange and lime juice for its traditional punch of flavor. Here, Chef Erin marinates the chicken before searing in the Brava to replicate the flavor of cooking it on the grill. Serve with fresh lime wedges or with warmed tortillas to make tacos.


  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 8-10 thighs)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice (about 1 orange, juiced)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)

From Your Pantry



Brava metal tray

large mixing bowl


Nutrition Information

Allergens: None


  • Dinner
  • Chicken
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Keto
  • Metal Tray
  • Mexican
  • Paleo
  • Recipes
  • Serves 4
  • Year Round

  1. 1

    Prep ingredients

    • In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, paprika, kosher salt, oregano, cayenne pepper (if using), cumin, black pepper and cloves.
    • Add chicken thighs and garlic. Toss to coat.
    • Marinate chicken in refrigerator for 1 hour.

  2. 2

    Cook chicken

    • Shake off excess marinade from chicken then place thighs in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.
    • Slide metal tray into bottom shelf. Press green button to begin cooking.

  3. 3

    Finish and serve

    • When Brava notifies you, carefully remove metal tray.
    • Plate pollo asado and serve immediately with lime wedges (if using).