Spicy Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa Recipe

Spicy Cuban Mojo Chicken with Mango-Avocado Salsa Recipes

  • PREP 40 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 3 hrs 35 mins 


Original recipe makes 4 servings

  •  1 teaspoon cumin seed
  •  3 cloves garlic, chopped
  •  1 fresh red chile pepper, chopped
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  5 teaspoons orange juice
  •  5 teaspoons lemon juice
  •  2 (8 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1/2 cup orange juice
  •  1 teaspoon lime zest
  •  1 teaspoon honey
  •  1 teaspoon sweet soy sauce
  •  1/4 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  •  1/2 cup diced mango
  •  1/2 avocado
  •  chopped fresh cilantro to taste
  •  chopped fresh parsley to taste


  1. Toast the cumin seeds in a dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Place the cumin seeds, garlic, chile pepper, salt, olive oil, orange juice, and lemon juice into the bowl of a blender; grind to a coarse paste. Toss the chicken with the marinade, then place into the refrigerator, and allow to marinate for about 2 1/2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until browned. Place into the oven, and cook until the juices run clear, about 8 minutes. When the chicken is done, remove, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. While the chicken is in the oven, whisk together the olive oil, orange juice, lime zest, honey, and soy sauce in a skillet over medium-high heat. Simmer until the orange juice has reduced to 1/3 of original volume and is beginning to get thick and syrupy. Once thick, remove from heat, and whisk in the butter pieces one at a time until melted; set aside.
  5. To serve, place chicken on the plate and sprinkle with mango and avocado. Drizzle with the sauce, and garnish with cilantro and parsley.

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