Pollo Feliz Recipe: Spice Up Your Dinner Rotation

Welcome to our latest recipe blog post! Today, we’re excited to share a delicious and easy-to-make dish that will become a new favorite in your household: Pollo Feliz.

This dish, also known as “Happy Chicken,” is a traditional Latin American recipe that is packed with flavor and perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion.

In this post, we’ll walk you through the steps to make this mouthwatering dish and provide tips and variations to suit your taste preferences. So, grab your aprons, and let’s get started on making some Pollo Feliz!

Pollo Feliz Recipe

To make Pollo Feliz, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. Mix the garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Place the chicken thighs in a large resealable plastic bag and add the spice mixture. Add the olive oil, cilantro, and lime juice to the bag. Seal the bag and toss the chicken in the marinade until it is well coated.
  3. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight for best results.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Grill the chicken for about 6-8 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove it from the grill and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Pollo Feliz Recipe
Pollo Feliz Recipe

To make this dish even more delicious, you can serve it with a side of rice, beans, or a fresh salad. You can also garnish the dish with some chopped cilantro, lime wedges, and sliced avocado. For a vegetarian version, you can use Portobello mushrooms instead of chicken.

In conclusion, Pollo Feliz is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. The marinade gives the chicken a unique and delicious taste, and the dish is versatile enough to be served with a variety of side dishes. Give this recipe a try, and let us know how you like it in the comments below!

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I am Naznin, the recipe creator and blogger behind Foods Kitchen (since 2021). I like to try new recipes, especially when they are delicious, so those are my recipes... Hope you like it! Thank you for your time!
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