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Cuban Mojo Chicken

Cuban Mojo Chicken

8 ingredients · 1 hour 20 minutes · 1 serving


  1. To a zipper-lock bag, add the zest and juice of the orange, juice of the lime, garlic, oil, cilantro, cumin, and salt, and mix well. Add the chicken thighs to the bag and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400ºF (204ºC).
  3. Transfer the chicken thighs and the marinade to a baking dish and bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the chicken has browned.
  4. Divide the chicken between plates and spoon the cooking liquid over top if desired. Enjoy!


Like it Spicy

Add jalapeno or red pepper flakes.


1/8 Navel Orange (medium, zested, juiced)

1/8 Lime (juiced)

2/3 Garlic (clove, minced)

1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 1/3 tbsps Cilantro (finely chopped)

1/8 tsp Cumin

1/16 tsp Sea Salt

4 ozs Chicken Thighs with Skin (bone-in, trimmed)

Nutrition Amount per serving:

 Calories     308  Cholesterol  111mg
Fat 23g Sodium 291mg
Carbs 5g Vitamin A 244IU
Fiber 1g Vitamin C 17mg
Sugar 2g Calcium 27mg
Protein 19g Iron 1mg



Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
More Flavor
Add oregano, mint, or black pepper.
Crispier Chicken
Broil the chicken thighs for a few minutes before serving.
Make it a Meal
Serve with brown rice, cauliflower rice, roasted potatoes, or veggies, black beans, or on top of a salad.


Dr.Anita Moosavi. Toronto Weight Loss and Wellness Clinic



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