June 12, 2010

Crazy Mexican Grilled Chicken

Call me crazy

Grilling in hot weather just suits me fine. That and a tub full of ice cold cerveza.

While the chicken soaks in this zesty, flavorful marinade – that’s the time I enjoy kicking back and enjoying the pleasures of late afternoons and early evenings. I know that in just a short time, I will enjoy some of the finest mixed-up Mexican flavored chicken ever. I hope you will try it too – it’s a whole nutter experience folks. Enjoy!

Pollo a la Parrilla Loco
4 hearty servings

1 cup white vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine
Juice of 1 Mexican lime (or key west)
3 garlic toes, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme
1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper sauce
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
4 chicken halves
    Combine ingredients; marinate chicken at least 2 hours or up to 8.

    Grill over medium low fire turning several times. Add 1/4 cup of water to the marinade and baste the chicken often cooking until skin is crisp and thigh meat is done. Call me crazy but I like to dunk the halves into the marinade as I turn them.

    Serve with fresh salsa, roasted corn and frijoles rancheros. Sprinkle with additional fresh herbs if desired.


    1. love the spices everything I love to cook with delicious!

    2. now thats a tasty marinade for the chicken....bet it justs falls off the bone!! Great job with the chicken.....now just sit back and enjoy with a cold beer!

    3. Oh man, Drick. You're making me reeeally hungry. It's a gorgeous day here in Seattle, and you've inspired me to fire up the grill... Thanks!

    4. Great flavors and I bet they go really well with that ice cold beer! What a great way to spend a summer day.

    5. Drick - that sounds like an ideal meal for this sizzling weather. Nice post!

    6. I love to grill in the summer, too, and just jump in the pool, while dinner is cooking! I would love to sample that fabulous looking chicken! Gonna have to make this soon! Thanks, cher!
      Love your new look!

    7. grilling with a cold beer, sounds like my hubby..he would love your pollo loco


    8. You're crazy because you're not inviting me over to grill in hot weather with muchas cervesas.