Roadside Chilli Orange Chicken

Yucatán road trip! A dish that reminds us of tearing into smoky ancho and bitter orange grilled chicken hot off the coals from roadside rotisseries in Mexico.

Roadside Chilli Orange Chicken

// Get ready to cook:


1. Bash chicken in a food bag with a rolling pin until evenly flat to both tenderise and ensure even cooking. Add 1½ Tbsp Mexican Chilli Orange; mix in and marinate for 30 mins.

2. Make dressing by combining 1 Tbsp Mexican Chilli Orange and 1 Tbsp mayonnaise.

3. Heat pan on medium-high heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil then chicken and sear on one side for 1 min. Keep turning every 30 secs for 5 mins or until cooked. Remove and allow to rest for a few minutes.

4. Smother with dressing and serve with fries, lime and a Corona.

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2½ Tbsp (35g) Mexican Chilli Orange

1 Chicken Breast

1 Tbsp (15g) Mayonnaise

1 Lime Wedge



Flippin' 'eck

By constantly flipping the chicken over a hot pan, you get a more even browning that produces those lovely deep flavours a.k.a. the Maillard reaction, the thought of which is already provoking a Pavlovian response from us. Ooh, double scientist name dropping…aren’t we clever.

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Mexican Chilli Orange

Mexican Chilli Orange


Mexican Chilli Orange embodies the flavours of the southeast Mexican state of Yucatán and it’s most famous dish Cochinita Pibil. Pork rubbed in a warming citrus spice paste, wrapped in banana leaf and baked in a hand-dug roasting pit for several hours till the meat is smoky and tender. Served on a corn tortilla, it is Mexican market food at its best!

About this dish:






10 mins


Total Time:

40 mins



1 Mild

Cooking Equipment Needed: 1 Frying Pan

How to Serve: Fries, Lime and a Corona

Make It Your Own: Try the recipe with skin-on boneless chicken thighs for a crispy skin sensation! And if you’re looking for a real citrus zing, finely chop the zest of ½ an orange and add it to the chicken marinade.

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