I happen to love chicken. That’s evident due to the gazillion chicken recipes I have on the site right now. It will stay that way:-). Here’s a recipe that’s super simple and is a great addition to your week night recipe arsenal.


Cuban Chicken

1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

4 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoon of annatto seeds (found in most grocery stores)

1 1/2 tablespoons of salt

1 table spook of pepper

1 teaspoon of black pepper

2 tablespoons of brown sugar

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/4 cup of fresh lime juice


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2. Ia an oven proof skillet, heat the olive oil and annatto seeds together. This will release the color and fragrance of the oil. Once the oil had turned an orange color, remove discard the seeds.

3. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, brown sugar, garlic powder, and fresh lime juice.

4. Turn the oil to medium high, add the chicken, and brown on all sides. Once the chicken has browned, place it on a baking sheet and roast until it’s tender and juicy. This should take about 25-35 minutes

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  1. Quick question on your Cuban chicken recipe. In the recipe it calls for 1 table spoon of pepper and one teaspoon of black pepper. When you call for one table spoon of pepper , what type of pepper are you calling for in the recipe on the table spoon.


  2. I’d like to know that too, Rob. Proofreading is important when it comes to recipes. This hasn’t been corrected after 2 years?