Rotisserie Chicken Pollo Asado
We were on our way to a Mezcal tasting in Oaxaca when I saw them. Roadside vendors with improvised chicken rotisseries, each about six feet long. Row after row of chickens, spinning over beds charcoal. “Should we stop?” asked one of my fellow students – she knows that I love rotisserie. But, no, we are on a tight schedule, there’s no freeway exit…we can’t stop. That is one of my few regrets from that trip, that I didn’t get to try roadside rotisserie chicken.
I forgot about it…until Daniel Vaughn wrote up Pollos Asados Los Norteños – grilled chicken from the northern frontier – in a recent story for Texas Monthly’s barbecue column. Now, this is probably not the style of chicken I saw out the window in Oaxaca; this is chicken from the Norteño Frontera, the border region between Mexico and the US. But it looked so good I had to give it a try.
What makes Mexican roadside chicken? A tart citrus marinade, loaded with spices. Oh, and a grill, of course. I couldn’t help myself – I had to try this recipe on my rotisserie, my favorite way to grill chicken.
Looking for a taste of Mexican roadside chicken from your own back yard? Check this recipe out.
Recipe: Rotisserie Chicken Pollo Asado
- Grill with Rotisserie attachment (I use a Weber Summit with an infrared rotisserie burner.)
- Aluminum foil drip pan (9“x13”, or whatever fits your grill. I use an enameled steel roasting pan.)
- Butchers twine
- Instant Read Thermometer
- Gallon zip-top bag.
- This recipe doubles easily, as you can see in the pictures. Double all the ingredients, and marinate each chicken in its own zip top bag. (This is easiest with two sets of spit forks, but If you only have one set of spit forks, push the chickens together as tight as possible before locking down the forks.)
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