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El Pollo Loco Copycat Chicken Recipe & Marinade

El Pollo Loco Chicken Recipe with Copycat Marinade, baked up and skillet fried for a perfect at home restaurant quality chicken

What You Need
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 lime halved
  • 6-8 chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • chopped parsley
  1. Add vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, black pepper and jalapeno pepper to a bowl and mix well. Add pineapple juice and juice of one half lime. Mix well.
  2. Place chicken into a large resealable bag or shallow dish and coat with marinade. Let set overnight in the refrigerator to marinate.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 and place oil and chicken into an ovenproof skillet. Discard remaining marinade. Brown meat on both sides before baking in the oven for 25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.
  4. Garnish with chopped parsley.