Chicken is far and away the healthiest way to consume meat. White meat is always generally considered a healthy alternative to red meat. Chicken is generally low in calories and low in sodium. Take off the skin and its even healthier. We found an amazing easy recipe to replicate on Food52 called Mojo Chicken. Try it out and let us know what you think below!


  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 small Serrano, minced
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 6 chicken leg quarters


  1. Whisk together the citrus juices, vinegar, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, Serrano and garlic. Then whisk in olive oil.
  2. Place the onions and chicken quarters in a gallon freezer bag. Reserve a 1/2 cup of the marinade for basting the chicken. Pour the remainder of the marinade in the freezer bag with the chicken and onions. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. 30 minutes before grilling, remove the chicken from the refrigerator. This will help take the chill off and allow the chicken to cook more evenly.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the freezer bag and discard the used marinade and onions.
  5. Once the grill is hot, place the chicken on the grill and baste with the reserved 1/2 cup of marinade. Grill the chicken for 10 to 12 minutes on each side or until the internal temperature reaches 165° F.

Recipe & Image: Food52


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