Caribbean Mojo Chicken

Add something flavorful to your family's Caribbean cuisine dinner night! Serve chicken marinated with grapefruit and lime - grilled to a mouth-watering meal!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lime
1/4
cup frozen grapefruit juice concentrate, thawed
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
1
teaspoon chopped seeded habañero or Scotch bonnet chile
1
teaspoon oil
1/4
teaspoon cumin
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
garlic clove, chopped
3
to 3 1/2 lb. cut-up frying chicken, skin removed if desired

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  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: With zester or vegetable peeler, cut thin strips from lime; set aside. Squeeze 2 tablespoons lime juice from lime. In blender container, combine lime juice and all remaining ingredients except chicken; blend until well mixed and smooth.
  • 2 Place chicken in large resealable food storage plastic bag or in nonmetal dish. Pour lime mixture over chicken; seal bag or cover dish. Refrigerate 2 to 8 hours to marinate, turning several times.
  • 3 Heat grill. When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning and brushing several times with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Garnish with lime peel.
  • 1 GRILL DIRECTIONS: With zester or vegetable peeler, cut thin strips from lime; set aside. Squeeze 2 tablespoons lime juice from lime. In blender container, combine lime juice and all remaining ingredients except chicken; blend until well mixed and smooth.
  • 2 Place chicken in large resealable food storage plastic bag or in nonmetal dish. Pour lime mixture over chicken; seal bag or cover dish. Refrigerate 2 to 8 hours to marinate, turning several times.
  • 3 Heat grill. When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning and brushing several times with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Garnish with lime peel.

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To bake chicken, place chicken in 15x10x1-inch baking pan; bake at 400°F. for 35 to 45 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear, turning and brushing several times with reserved marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

Mojo is a popular Cuban sauce served on sandwiches, boiled yucca, and grilled seafood and meat. The Cubans who settled in Florida introduced this favorite to the American palate. Classic mojo consists of sour orange juice cooked with garlic and seasoned with cumin. (Sour orange is a nubby citrus fruit with a lime-y flavor.) Other fruit juices, such as pineapple or passion fruit, can be used in place of the sour orange juice. Our recipe calls for a combination of lime and grapefruit juices.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
135mg
135%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
43g
43%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 6 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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