Mexican Yucatan Chicken – Pollo Pibil “Authentic” – Perfect Tacos Filling!

Mexican Yucatan Chicken Skewers
Mexican Yucatan Chicken Skewers

This Mexican Yucatan Chicken Pollo Pibil recipe is influenced by the Mayan culture, it’s such a simple dish but the flavor is absolutely delicious. The meat is marinated in a gorgeous orange spice paste made using achiote and orange juice.

Yucatan Chicken is a dish that is extremely popular in the Yucatán region.

The marinade can also be used for prawns or fish. The meat is served on Mexican rice or freshly made corn tortilla.

This Mexican Yucatan Chicken recipe makes 4 servings.

Mexican Yucatan Chicken Ingredients

  • 700 grams of Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • Salad
  • 1/2 cup of Cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of Carrot shredded
  • 1 tablespoon of Cilantro, chopped
  • Marinade
  • 50 grams of Achiote Paste
  • 1 Orange, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • To Serve
  • 10 Corn Tortillas
  • Fresh Lime

How To Make Mexican Yucatan Chicken Pollo Pibil Tacos

How to make Mexican Yucatan Chicken Pollo Pibil Tacos
How to make Mexican Yucatan Chicken Pollo Pibil Tacos
  1. Slice the chicken thigh fillets into strips. Place in a non-reactive bowl.
  2. Place all the marinade ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Pour the marinade over the chicken and ensure all the chicken is well covered.
  4. Place the chicken in the fridge and allow it to marinate for at least 3 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200C/390F. Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  6. Thread the chicken onto skewers and place onto the prepared tray.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until cooked through.
  8. Combine salad ingredients while the chicken cooks.
  9. Serve the cooked chicken on a tortilla, with the salad and a squeeze of lime juice.
  10. Enjoy immediately.

 

Mexican Yucatan Chicken Skewers

Mexican Yucatan Chicken - Pollo Pibil "Authentic" - Best Tacos Filling!

An authentic Mexican chicken recipe is easy to make and can be used in soft taco's or with Mexican Rice. The perfect recipe for "Outdoor BBQ Fiestas"
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julie

Ingredients

  • 700 grams Chicken Thigh Fillets
  • 1/2 cup Cabbage shredded
  • 1/4 cup Carrot shredded
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro chopped

Marinade

To Serve

Instructions

  • Slice the chicken thigh fillets into strips. Place in a non-reactive bowl.
  • Place all the marinade ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken and ensure all the chicken is well covered.
  • Place the chicken in the fridge and allow it to marinate for at least 3 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/390Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Thread the chicken onto skewers and place onto the prepared tray.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until cooked through.
  • Combine salad ingredients while the chicken cooks.
  • Serve the cooked chicken on a tortilla, with the salad and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Enjoy immediately.
Mexican Yucatan Chicken - Pollo Pilbil
Mexican Yucatan Chicken – Pollo Pilbil

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