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Tangerine Adobo Chicken

Tangerine Adobo Chicken

David Taylor
Tangerine Adobo Chicken is a dish with big flavors. This dish has a deep, rich color and the overall taste is savory and sweet.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 27 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people


  • 8 chicken thighs bone-in
  • 4 cups tangerine juice
  • ΒΌ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 tbsp Maggi seasoning sauce
  • 2 tbsp chipotle chiles in adobo sauce chopped


  • In a large saucepan heat the tangerine juice and sugar, whisking until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Stirring consistently, add in the Maggi seasoning sauce and chipotle chiles, cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Remove the marinating mixture from the heat and let it cool.
  • Place chicken thighs in a large freezer bag, carefully pour in marinating mixture, seal, and refrigerate for 12 hours.
  • Preheat grill or broiler.
  • Grill or broil chicken for about 7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center. The chicken thighs should have an internal temperature of 165 F degrees. If you do not have a thermometer, pierce a thigh with a knife and if the juice runs clear, the thighs are cooked.