Cuban Mojo Chicken

This cook was inspired by a cook I saw on Man Fire Food.  Simple but certainly something a little different.  On the episode in question, the mojo sauce was used as a baste for a whole hog.  It looked fantastic so thought I would give it a go.

Mojo sauce normally contains sour oranges, oregano, garlic and cumin.  I was unable to find sour oranges so the alternative would be regular oranges and lime juice.  It’s not quite authentic but should have given a similar flavour.  Some of the sauce was used as a marinade and the rest was kept as a baste for later.  I decided to spatchcock the chicken to maximise the surface area when basting and in turn maximise flavour.

In the end, the chicken was very succulent and tasted great but I felt as though it missed something.  It just didn’t pack the punch that I expected.  Some chilli flakes and zest from the limes would have given it the kick I felt it needed.  All in all I was happy with the cook.  Definitely feel inspired and excited to experiment with my own take on Mojo Sauce next time.


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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66

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