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Puerto Rican Chicken Recipe

Puerto Rican Chicken Recipe

The first recipe I learned to make at home is this Puerto Rican chicken recipe. It’s simple, uses a lot of spices, and the flavor is out of this world. Appreciate it for supper with a side of Spanish rice, kidney beans, sweet plantains, and avocado for a definitive Puerto Rican supper!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 412 kcal


  • Griller


  • 3 pounds of drumsticks
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of ground black pepper
  • 1 packet of Sazon seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tablespoons of sofrito optional


  • Toss chicken and remaining ingredients together into a large bowl, gently mix to coat chicken with seasonings.
  • Allow chicken to marinate for 2-24 hours.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange chicken on a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes, flip the chicken over, bake another 20 minutes before raising heat to 400 degrees for the
    final 5-10 minutes.
    Puerto Rican Chicken Recipe


For a bolder flavor profile, feel free to double the garlic powder and oregano!
Keyword baked chicken, chicken, Puerto Rican