Pollo Adobado


A traditional Mexican adobo marinated baked chicken. Enjoy with rice or salad.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 2 Roma tomatoes

  • 4 guajillo chile peppers, stemmed and seeded

  • large onion

  • 1 stalk celery

  • 1 carrot, peeled

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 cup chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts

  • 3 bay leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Place tomatoes, 2 guajillo peppers, onion, celery, carrot, and garlic into a large pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain.

  3. Blend vegetable mixture, chicken stock, remaining guajillo peppers, and chicken bouillon together in a blender or food processor until sauce is smooth.

  4. Place chicken in a baking dish and pour sauce over and around chicken to cover completely. Top with bay leaves.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring sauce every 20 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
13g Fat
10g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 937mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 71mg 356%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 706mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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