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February 22, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team


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Cuban Mojo Chicken

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 8 chicken thighs skin removed
  • 4 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 2 oranges peeled (remove white flesh and cut into 8 pieces)
  • 3 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. agave syrup
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp thyme powder
  • 5 sage leaves
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. For the Cuban Mojo sauce: Place oranges, rice wine vinegar, thyme, cumin, salt, pepper, agave syrup, garlic, sage leaves, and bay leaf in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour Cuban Mojo sauce over the chicken thighs to marinate (if you save some sauce, you can baste the chicken every ten minutes when it's in the oven).
  4. Place chicken in a large roasting pan and cook at 400 degrees F until the internal temperature registers at 165 degrees F. Make sure to check every 20 minutes to see if it's ready (not all ovens work the same).

Recipe Notes

When the chicken is ready, remove from the oven and enjoy with a side of your choice!

Ronaldo Linares
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About Ronaldo Linares
Ronaldo Linares has been in the kitchen since he could walk. Due to that early exposure, he has been able to thrive in all his ventures: from US Marine to graduating at the top of his culinary school class to training in mixed martial arts to successful cookbook author. Ronaldo has accomplished all this while balancing running his family’s restaurant, Martino’s Cuban, with fatherhood and being a great husband. This year, Ronaldo is partnering with Healthfirst in New York City as a wellness ambassador. He is very excited for this opportunity to share his love of food and good health with the community.

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