Better Than Pollo Loco Chicken Thighs Recipe
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon finely minced jalapeno, seeds included
- 1 teaspoon turmeric* (see note below)
- 2 1/2 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (or 6-ish pieces of bone-in chicken like breasts, thighs, drumsticks in any combination you like)
Mix all marinade ingredients in a 2-cup measuring cup. Place chicken in zipper-top bag, pour marinade in and squeeze out air from bag before sealing. Massage chicken in bag to make sure all pieces of chicken are bathing in marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for half a day, or overnight; turn bag occasionally to ensure chicken is entirely covered.
When ready to grill, remove chicken from marinade (discard marinade) and grill chicken over medium heat until done, about 20-25 minutes, turning once for nice grill marks. You can add some moist mesquite chips to the grill for a smoky flavor.
Serves 4-5, depending on size of chicken pieces and appetites.
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