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

181 Cals 29.5 Protein 0.5 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
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.


  • 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 (1/2 tablespoon)
  • 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


Serving: 1thigh, Calories: 181kcal, Carbohydrates: 0.5g, Protein: 29.5g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 383.5mg
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: Broiled or Grilled Pollo Sabroso, grilled chicken recipe, latin chicken, Pollo Sabroso

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  1. OH MY GOSH this recipe is so good! My family keeps asking for it! We’ve used the seasoning blend on a pork tenderloin as well, and also delicious! It’s become a weekly favorite during grilling season at our house.

  2. This chicken with the Aji Verde sauce was SO good! One of the best things I’ve ever made!

  3. This was delicious!!! So easy, too. I’m new to Saizon but now I want to put it on everything 😀

    Curious if this would be as good in the air fryer and if so, what setting you’d use?

    • I used my 5 quart air fryer today starting at 450 and then changed to 420. They were well above 165 degrees in the middle in about 15 minutes.

  4. I made this for dinner tonight and cooked it on the grill. It was so delicious. I doubled the marinade because my chicken thighs were very large. My family and I loved it..

  5. Made this for dinner on Sunday, my boyfriend was over the moon about it. Will definitely be adding to our dinner rotation, thank you! 

  6. Love this recipe. The chicken flavor is incredible. Entire family loved

  7. Absolutely delicious!  Made this last week with the Peruvian green sauce and it was so good that I just put some more chicken into the fridge to marinate overnight.  This recipe will be made over and over at my house.

  8. Wonderful. I looked at other baked thigh recipes of Skinny taste and as another reviewer did, I baked them at 425 for 20 minutes and then flip them for just shy of another 20 and then two minutes under broiler to finish. I left just a tiny bit of skin on top ( Which I remove anyway) but to have some that was crispy for others. Want to try them on grill next time. Probably could bake more like 15 and flip for 15 more if using 425 degrees. Excellent and will make again. I do have the Skinny Taste Sazon I make with her recipe on hand which is nice.

  9. Is it okay to leave the chicken in the marinade overnight?

  10. Do you have a recipe for the beans that are in the picture?

  11. When my husband tasted this he let out an expletive. He’s a trained chef. Enough said. 

  12. I got everything for this recipe without realizing it didn’t have directions for oven, we’re not allowed to grill at our current spot. Not too fear, I copied similar thigh recipes from around the site and other recipes I had.

    Super easy alternative. I marinated the chicken straight out of the fridge and let sit coming to room temperature for around 20-30 minutes. Then cooked for 35-40 minutes at 425 in the oven. At 20 minutes I brought them out to spray with pam to make crispier.

    Def check your thighs around 30-35 minute mark though for doneness. They were still so juicy and perfect.

    The partner is sick in quarantine and he texted from guest room “”That was delicious!”

  13. Hello! Is the calorie count correct? I always thought skin on chicken thighs were much higher in calories. The recipe looks delicious btw!

  14. What kind of vinegar do you use?

  15. This is my go to chicken dish! I love the flavor. I make this chicken all year round.