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Grilled Achiote Chicken is a winner, winner, summer dinner!
The marinade is loaded with flavor and has just the right amount of spice.
Super tasty in every bite!
Grilled to perfection, and a great way to enjoy your next outdoor BBQ.
These are the ingredients you need to make this dish.
Swap Out Options:
Instead of apple cider vinegar, you can also use white distilled vinegar.
Substitute 2 tablespoons of achiote powder for achiote paste.
Powdered or whole oregano, cumin, or thyme. Since we are blending everything, EITHER form works.
Only use ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves, if substituting.
Here, we’re using chicken thighs with the bone in and skin on.
You can use any cut of chicken. Cooking times DIFFER depending on the cut of meat.
Poultry must reach 165 degrees F internal temperature in order to be fully cooked.
How to Make the Achiote Marinade
It may look like a lot of ingredients to make the marinade, but trust me, they make the best combination of flavors.
Achiote Paste is made from annatto seeds and is deep red in color.
You’ll see it in recipes like Cochinita Pibil, Pollo Pibil, or Turkey Pibil Tamales.
The marinade should be a salmon or orange coral color.
- Make the marinade ahead of time.
- Freezing the sauce is also an option.
With so many spices in the marinade, you won’t notice any freezer burn.
- Marinade the chicken for 4 hours.
- Overnight is best.
Save some of the sauce (about ½ cup) for basting when it’s on the grill.
Note: The marinade penetrates the skin of the chicken and will make it look pink.
- Fire up the grill.
- Baste with the reserved sauce.
- Flip and baste again.
How long does it take to grill chicken thighs at 400?
Preheat the grill to 400-450 degrees F. Place the thighs on the grill. Cook for 6-7 minutes. Flip and cook for another 6-7 minutes. Cook until the internal temperature on the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees F.
How Long to Bake Chicken Thighs
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes, or until the cooking thermometer reads 165 degrees in the thickest part of the chicken. Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to get the skin crispy.
Mexicans, we are famous for our carne asadas!
Open fire. Smoke in the air. Friends and family. Grilled meats and lots of salsa. Yum!
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You’re going to love this TASTY Grilled Achiote Chicken. What a delicious way to enjoy the summer grilling months without the burn.
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Grilled Achiote Chicken
For the Marinade:
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- 8 garlic cloves
- 7 cloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 achiote paste bar
- 1 tsp oregano ground or whole
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp cumin ground or whole
- 4lbs chicken thighs bone-in, skin on
- Add all the marinade ingredients in a blender.
- Remove 1/2 cup of the marinade and place in the fridge until ready to use.
- Rinse and pat dry the chicken.
- Pour the remaining marinade all over the chicken.
- Turn the chicken to cover on all sides.
- Cover with plastic wrap or seal the bag.
- Marinate in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.
- Overnight is best.
- Preheat the grill to 400-450 degrees F.
- Place the thighs on the grill. Cook for 6-7 minutes.
- Baste with the reserved marinade.
- Flip and cook for another 6-7 minutes.
- Baste again with the marinade.
- Cook until the internal temperature on the thickest part of the thigh reads 165 degrees F.
Such a delicious and flavoursome way to prepare chicken!
Yes. Love the marinade.
Wonderful flavor in this chicken!
Indeed. I really enjoy the flavor of the marinade.
This chicken has the best flavor!
Yes! So much flavor in this marinade.
Such a flavorful dish! Thank you for sharing!
Flavor is my middle name. lol. Thank you for your comment!
Such a wonderful chicken! The marinade was super flavorful, and it was really easy to prepare.
Thank you. Hope you give this recipe a try. It’s super yummy!
This is making me really hungry now!
You’re always making me hungry too. 🙂
This is exactly what I was looking for! Can’t wait to try this recipe, I just know that my whole family is going to love it!
I know your family will love this recipe. Enjoy!
This chicken looks fantastic. I love the flavors. I just saved the recipe to give it a try. Thanks!
Yes, the flavors are fantastic. Thank you!
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I love a proper marinade and yours sounds fabulous for chicken! I’ll have to try it very soon!:)
Hope you do. This is a great recipe, if I say so myself. 😉
This grilled achiote chicken looks yumm
Thank you. The marinade is amazing!