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Mojo Grilled Chicken Recipe

This easy Mojo Grilled Chicken recipe is juicy, tender, and packed with flavor. Marinated, grilled chicken that's on your plate in just 10 minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinating2 hours
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: chicken dinner ideas, grilled chicken breasts, mojo chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal


  • 1/4 cup orange juice, no pulp
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro, (use parsley if you don't love cilantro)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound (4 pieces) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Vegetable oil, for grill grates
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, optional, not included in nutritional information (rinsed and drained)
  • Guacamole, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving


  • In a ziploc bag or a large mixing bowl combine orange juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic, and salt; whisk to combine.
  • Remove ¼ cup of the marinade and reserve for later. Keep covered and refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Add chicken to the marinade in the bag and coat it all around. Seal and marinate for 1 to 2 hours, and up to 24 hours in the fridge.
  • Heat outdoor grill to MEDIUM-HIGH Heat. 
    Oil the grill grates with vegetable oil or canola oil.
  • Add chicken to the hot and greased grill grates.
    Grill for 5 minutes, or until chicken is golden brown on the bottom; flip and continue to cook for 5 to 6 more minutes, or until cooked through.
    The thicker the chicken, the longer it will take to cook through. Chicken is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 165˚F. 
  • Transfer chicken to a platter and garnish with reserved marinade.
    Serve chicken with black beans, guacamole, and lime wedges. 


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg