Cuban Grilled Chicken with Salsa Fresca

Cuban Grilled Chicken with Salsa Fresca

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

16 minutes


4 people
Cuban Grilled Chicken with Salsa Fresca

In this mojo-inspired marinade, traditional orange juice is swapped out for grapefruit juice, adding bright flavor to grilled chicken. Serve with a fresh salsa of grapefruit, jicama, cilantro, jalapeño and red onion.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®


  • 3/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Cumin, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed
  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • For the Salsa Fresca
  • 1 cup grapefruit segments
  • 1/2 cup cubed jicama (1/4-inch)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh jalapeño pepper


  • 1 For the Chicken, mix juice, oil, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika and red pepper in small bowl until well blended. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
  • 2 Meanwhile, for the Salsa, mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 3 Grill chicken over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through. (Or bake in preheated 400°F oven 15 to 20 minutes.) Serve chicken with Salsa Fresca.


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