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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 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 it your own special...


  • 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 whole chicken (about 3 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
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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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Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society