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Baked Chicken with Adobo

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients
This Baked Chicken with Adobo is so easy to make and delicious to boot. Homemade adobo paste is so much better than store bought. You can adjust the spices to your taste to make...


  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mild chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (3-pound) chicken, whole (washed and patted dry)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice

Nutrition Facts


387 cals


28 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

6 g

Monounsaturated Fat

13 g


3 g


1 g


1 g


29 g


578 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare the adobo sauce as described here. Rub the Adobo paste all over the chicken –- be generous! Tie the legs together and place the chicken in a shallow roasting pan. Bake in the hot oven for about 20 minutes or until the chicken starts to turn golden.
  3. Remove the chicken from the oven and squeeze the lime juice all over it. Put the used lime halves into the chicken’s body cavity. Cover with foil.
  4. Return the chicken to the oven, turn the heat down to 325 degrees and bake for about 45 minutes or until the chicken juices run clear.
  5. Remove from oven, and let sit covered for about 10 minutes. Cut into pieces and serve with the chicken juices spooned over it.

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All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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