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Flavourful Cuban Chicken

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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 25 mins

You might be wondering what makes this dish special? I have always tried to

keep every recipe of mine as authentic as possible. In this, it is the chicken cooked

in orange juice. A dish so full of flavors it will never cease to impress. My favorite

way of having it is with Cilantro rice, Cuban black beans and salsa. Do let me know

what is your favorite.

  • 700 grams Cubed Boneless chicken
  • 2 tablespoons Chilli powder
  • 4 tablespoons Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 2 tablespoons Dried oregano
  • 1.5-2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons Veg oil
  • 1 Orange (juiced)
  1. Wash and pat dry chicken pieces. I like to use chicken thighs and legs for boneless pieces as it contains more moisture in comparison to chicken breasts

  2. Measure all the ingredients for marinade in a bowl. Rub the chicken with the marinade. Let it rest for a minimum of an hour. Marinate overnight for best results.

  3. Heat a heavy pan on high flame. Add oil and fry chicken pieces on both sides until golden brown. Once the chicken is cooked through and browned, add 2 tbsp of orange juice and stir. Add more orange juice and cook until the chicken is coated well. Rest for 5 min and serve warm.


Heavy pan- Use a heavy wide bottom pan for frying. Flip the chicken once one

side is browned.

Refrigerator friendly- This chicken can be refrigerated for 3 to 4 days. Add a little

orange juice and simmer on low flame while reheating.

Garlic and spices- I like to use fresh garlic in all my recipes for its flavor. Freshly

ground cumin adds more flavor. Dry roast cumin on a pan to release the oils and

grind to a fine powder. Heating the cumin before powdering makes it easier to

grind. This can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for weeks. I

like to grind small amounts at a time to retain the flavor.

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