Grilled Yucatan Chicken


This weekend we went to Pittsburgh for the weekend. We haven’t been in a really long time. We used to go once a month, but a lot of Anthony’s friends have moved so there hasn’t been a reason to go. It was a really nice weekend though.

Sometimes we go and he resorts back to college kid behavior of wanting to party until 4am and I just can’t hang with that. I like to go to bed by 11pm. If I have to go out late I definitely am leaving before 1am. It was odd though because everyone was much calmer and actually no one wanted to go out really late. It was amazing. I really enjoyed it.

Since we didn’t have an adventurous weekend I decided to try some adventurous food. I am trying to get the most out of my grill and I found this recipe from that looked delicious. And it was definitely delicious. The flavor was like nothing I have ever had before. Even just the smell of the marinade made my mouth water. If you are up for trying something new on the grill, I would highly suggest trying these.

Grilled Yucatan Chicken

Yields – 4 servings

Prep time – 15 minutes

Cook time – 20 to 25  minutes


  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • salt to taste
  • 1 lbs. bone-in/skin-on chicken


  1. In a food processor mince your garlic until finely chopped.
  2. Add the oil, apple cider, cloves, pepper, cinnamon, and oregano to the food processor and mix until well combined.
  3. Place your chicken in a large bowl. Pour the marinade over it and add the chicken broth.
  4. Marinade for at least 4 hours.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium heat.
  6. Place the chicken onto the grill right over the flame and allow to blacken for 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Move the chicken to a cooler part of the grill and allow to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.

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