Baked Puerto Rican Chicken

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Ready for a super simple Puerto Rican dish?

Perfect for a cold winter day when heating up the kitchen oven keeps everyone toasty.

Three ingredients.

Can you handle this?

Baked Puerto Rican Chicken and Authentic Puerto Rican Rice

This is so easy to make and very inexpensive. Your family will love it.

Ingredients:

Place the chicken quarters in a 9×13 casserole dish.

Chicken quarters are very inexpensive. I paid less than $3 for all the chicken in this dish.

Generously sprinkle the tops of the chicken quarters with Sazon packets.

Sazon is a product made by Goya. You will find it on the Latin aisle of your grocery store. It comes in a box of 12 packets. Staple for Puerto Rican cooking.

Sprinkle each chicken quarter with Adobo Seasoning Salt.

Another Goya product and you’ll find it near the Sazon.

Both of these products are also used in my Puerto Rican Stew, so you’ll now have two recipes to make using these products.

Pop the casserole dish in a 350 degree oven, uncovered, for one hour for one hour and fifteen minutes.

When it is done you will be able to cut into the chicken and the juice run clear.

This is what it will look like when it comes out of the oven.

For my family, I separate the thighs and the legs. Little kids like the legs and bigger kids and adults like the thighs.

If you do not like the skin on the thighs, it comes off very easily once cooked.

Plate it up and dinner is done.

This chicken goes perfectly with Puerto Rican rice and a dinner salad.

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Baked Puerto Rican Chicken

Baked Puerto Rican Chicken

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This chicken goes perfectly with Puerto Rican rice and a dinner salad.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken quarters
  • 2 pkts. Sazon
  • Adobo Seasoning Salt

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken quarters in a 9x13 casserole dish.
  2. Generously sprinkle the tops of the chicken quarters with Sazon packets.
  3. Sprinkle each chicken quarter with Adobo Seasoning Salt.
  4. Pop the casserole dish in a 350 degree oven, uncovered, for one hour for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  5. When it is done you will be able to cut into the chicken and the juice run clear.
  6. For my family, I separate the thighs and the legs. Little kids like the legs and bigger kids and adults like the thighs. If you do not like the skin on the thighs, it comes off very easily once cooked.
  7. Plate it up and dinner is done.

Notes

Sazon and Adobo are products made by Goya. You will find them on the Latin aisle of your grocery store. Sazon comes in a box of 12 packets. These two ingredients are staples for Puerto Rican cooking. Both of these products are also used in my Puerto Rican Stew, so you'll now have two recipes to make using these products.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 187Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 20g

18 Comments

  1. This is great– can’t wait to try it! I do something similar with Italian seasoning– just sprinkle them with rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper and sprinkle lightly some olive oil. Turns out real good.

    1. Sounds delish, John. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Made this the other nite and it was awesome! can’t wait to make it again! Love the seasoning! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! 🙂

    1. Yay, Julie! I am so glad you liked it and so glad you’ll make it again.
      A simple comfort food that works for any busy night.
      Thanks for also sharing your rating. 🙂

  3. Forgot to rate the recipe before I hit submit! 5 STARS!

  4. Sanghamitra says:

    It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing. Love your space.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  5. Crystal, that chicken has my name on it. This is a wonderful recipe that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I’m a little late to the party..but I have a question: does it matter which Sazon you use for this dish? I have the one with cilantro and annato but noticed that use the one with saffron.

  7. I loveeee this recipe! my mother in law always makes it and I wondered where she learned this! never knew it was puerto rican, soo happy I can know make it with confidence! thanks!!♥

    1. Yay, I am so glad you like it. It really is super easy to make.

  8. Thank you for this treasure of easy recipes. I have visited your site several times and I always skip the recipes because I hate cooking! My husband is Puerto Rican and always makes dinner. He is out of town and I’m in need of easy dinner options until he returns. Pray for me I’m gonna try this tonight!

  9. May I please have your recipe for the rice? It looks delicious.

      1. Hi Crystal, thank you for this recipe link. This rice looks delicious I will definitely be making it. I made your chicken with Sazon and Adobo, and it was delicious. My husband loved it too. And so simple. Next time I will make it with your rice. So thank you for this recipe also.

  10. Victoria Ng says:

    I know that this is an old recipe you posted, however, I wanted to say thank you!
    I have made it many times and it is delicious!
    Thank you!

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