El Pollo Loco

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Apr. 05, 2014

A very easy and inexpensive recipe, for El Pollo Loco chicken, grilled on my Weber.


Chicken 3 3/4 Pound , halved
For marinade
White wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Garlic cloves 4 , minced
Sea salt 2 Teaspoon
Dry oregano 2 Teaspoon
Fresh ground pepper To Taste
Chili sauce 1 Teaspoon
Pineapple juice 12 Ounce
Fresh lime juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
Yellow food coloring 16 Drop



1. In a mixing bowl, add white wine vinegar, garlic cloves, sea salt, oregano, pepper, chili sauce, pineapple juice, lime juice, cooking oil and yellow food color, mix together. Place the chicken along with the marinade in a zip loc bag and allow to marinate for 4 to 6 hours.

2. Preheat grill.


3. Place chicken on the grill at a region of indirect heat, grill at about 375F for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165F. After that place at direct heat for few minutes.


4.Serve with rice and kidney beans.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 461Calories from Fat 247

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g41.5%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 526 mg21.92%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 4 g

Protein 44 g88%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet