Garlic Roasted Chicken - Pollo Asado con Ajo

Roast chicken legs
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  • Total: 2 hrs
  • Prep: 60 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
638 Calories
39g Fat
4g Carbs
60g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 638
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 180mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 60g
Calcium 44mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Garlic Roasted Chicken is a recipe con sabor! The garlic and onion marinade gives this chicken recipe flavor beyond belief. The touch of vinegar and lime juice makes the chicken so tender it practically falls off the bone.


  • 3 pounds chicken leg quarters
  • 4 tablespoons ​​lime juice
  • For the Marinade:
  • 2 medium onions (peeled, quartered)
  • 8 to 10 cloves ​garlic (peeled, made into a paste with 1 teaspoon salt)
  • 1/2 cup water (or white wine)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend together the onion, half of the garlic paste, water (or wine), olive oil, and vinegar.

  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken and refrigerate for no less than 1 hour (no more than 24 hours). The longer it marinates, the stronger the flavor.

  3. After marination time, drain the marinade off the chicken and pat it dry.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 ​F.

  5. Rub the chicken with the rest of the garlic paste, lime juice, adobo, and pepper.

  6. Place the chicken in a roasting pan with the skin side up.

  7. Roast for 1 hour, until the juices run clear.