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easy weeknight grilled adobo chicken thighs

Easy Grilled Adobo Chicken Thighs

5 from 5 votes
Easy Weeknight Grilled Adobo Chicken Thighs are a no-fail solution to get everyone around the dinner table. They’re juicy, tender, full of flavor and go with any of your favorite side dishes! (Inspired by Wildtree's Adobo Chicken recipe)
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Marinading Time:2 hrs
Total Time:2 hrs 17 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Latin American
Keyword: chicken, freezer-friendly, grill
Servings: 6
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Sip + Sanity | Linda Feller


  • tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¾ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs boneless, skinless


  • Combine all ingredients in a shallow bowl or ziptop bag. Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Grilling Instructions (preferred method)

  • Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush the grates or pan with oil. Grill the chicken for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping over half way through the cooking time.

Roasting Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Cover a sheet pan with parchment or foil lightly coated with cooking spray. Roast the chicken for 15 to 25 minutes.

Sauteeing Instructions

  • Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the chicken for 10 to 14 minutes, flipping over half way through the cooking time.


  • Cooking ranges are given and vary based on the size of the chicken thighs.
  • The chicken is done when the thickest part of the meat registers 165°F. 
  • Always rest the chicken for about 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are estimated and provided as a general guideline only. I earn a commission from Instacart from qualifying ingredient purchases.

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