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Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso

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My family’s favorite chicken recipe is this Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso seasoned with Latin flavors to create the best tasting grilled chicken thighs.

Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso
Pollo Sabroso

Pollo Sabroso means delicious chicken in Spanish so I thought the name would be perfectly fitting for this flavorful chicken that everyone loves in my house. I especially love it topped with a little Peruvian Green Sauce! If you don’t like bone-in meat, you can make this with chicken breast, or try my Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Breast, or Peruvian-Inspired Grilled Chicken Skewers. Or look at all my chicken recipes here.

Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso

Latin food has so much flavor because we like to use lots of seasoning and this chicken is no exception. A quick recipe for the broiler or grill; you can use thighs, legs, breast, wings, whatever you like. I usually let this marinate at least 20 minutes, but it’s even better if you marinate it overnight.

I personally enjoy this with all visible fat trimmed off the chicken and a small piece of skin on top. If you wish to make this without the skin, the points and calories will be lower. This is also great with boneless chicken thighs or breasts.

Sazon seasoning with achiote is what gives this chicken the red color, and can be purchased in most supermarkets. I personally like Badia because it does not have MSG. I also have a recipe for Homemade Sazon if you wish to make it from scratch.

How To Grill Chicken Thighs

  1. Preheat the grill for medium heat, about 350°F.
  2. Cook the chicken a few minutes on each side with the lid closed, until golden and grill marks appear.
  3. Move the chicken around and flip every few minutes with the lid closed, making sure they don’t burn about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temp is 165°F.
  4. Let the chicken rest 5 minutes before serving.

How To Grill Boneless Chicken Thighs

If you prefer boneless skinless thighs, cook the chicken medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

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Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso

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Pollo Sabroso means delicious chicken in Spanish so I thought the name would be perfectly fitting for this flavorful chicken that everyone loves in my house.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 thigh


  • 6 medium chicken thighs, with bone and skin
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, coconut aminos for whole30
  • 1 packet Sazon with achiote, Badia or Goya (or 1/2 tablespoon homemade Sazon)
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning, in Spanish aisle
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  • Season chicken with vinegar and soy sauce.
  • Add sazon, 1 teaspoon of adobo, garlic powder, oregano and adobo and mix well. (Don't use your hands or they will turn orange)
    season chicken with sazon
  • Let chicken marinate while you heat the grill.
  • Broil or grill on low until chicken is cooked through, turning a few times, careful not to burn, about 30 minutes. Enjoy with rice and salad.
    grilled chicken thighs

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Serving: 1 thigh, Calories: 181 kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.5 g, Protein: 29.5 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1.5 g, Cholesterol: 140 mg, Sodium: 383.5 mg


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