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Roasted Mojito Chicken

May 5, 2015 (Last Updated: April 28, 2021)

Roasted Mojito Chicken will be the juiciest, most delicious, roasted chicken recipe you’ll ever make. It will have your family raving about your Roasted Chicken for weeks, combining a white rum, Mojito Marinade with fresh mint and sliced limes, seasoned with cumin, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.

Havana has been said to be the famous Cuban Mojito Drink’s birthplace, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. However, I am not interested in hashing it out over this lovely cocktail today; I decided instead to use its necessary ingredients in my Roasted Mojito Chicken I am sharing with you today.

 

Roasted Mojito Chicken will be the juiciest, most delicious, roasted chicken recipe you'll ever make. It will have your family raving about your Roasted Chicken for weeks, combining a white rum Mojito Marinade with fresh mint and sliced limes, simply seasoned with cumin, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper

I’m in the belief kitchen time should be fun, creative, and, most of all, come with an easy button. I love taking a simple recipe and glamming it up to a glorified new 7.0 method my family won’t soon forget. With the rising cost of meat prices on most meats, chicken has become the most affordable yet most boring meat for our family since I buy it so much lately.

Today, I am putting a spin on my everyday old roasted chicken recipe by making it a deliciously fun updated Roasted Mojito Chicken to wow the husband and our friends. Below you will find my recipe with relatively easy ingredients to find and simple instructions to make your own.

 

 

 

 

How to cut the chicken for roasting

  1. Remove the chicken’s neck bone and any of those gross giblets in your whole chicken before getting started.– Yeah, I know I hate this part too.
  2. Make sure you have a sharp paring knife and a pair of kitchen scissors on hand before we get started- the sharper, the better, of course.
  3. Place the roasting chicken on a cutting board breast side down. Working from the chicken’s cavity opening up to the neck, cut down each side of the chicken’s backbone with a pair of kitchen shears. – Place the chicken’s backbone in the garbage can or reserve it if you feel the need to use it for another recipe idea. Be sure if you have animals to make these bones inaccessible to your favorite pet.
  4. Grab the chicken with one breast in each hand and open it from the center, exposing the chicken’s cavity. The breast bones will crack a bit – that slightly unpleasant sound is perfectly normal to hear.
  5. We are almost done; there is no need to remove the soft breastbone for what we are planning.
  6. The last step utilizing sharp kitchen shears cut from the bottom cavity down the center to the chicken’s neck. That’s it; your chicken should be in half, and the body looks like the picture above.

 

 

 

 

Roasted Mojito Chicken Marinade 

  • 1/2 cup of white Rum, your brand
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 of a cup fresh mint leaves roughly chopped
  • zest of 2 fresh limes
  • juice of 5 fresh limes
  • Four garlic cloves minced
  • Two teaspoons of cane sugar or sugar in the raw
  • 1/2 of a tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon cumin
  • fresh ground pepper
 
 

Directions for marinade 

  1. Place all the above ingredients in a blender and blend for 45 seconds to combine all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Place in a tightly sealed jar or container until ready for use. It may be stored for 7+ days safely.
 
 

 

ROASTED MOJITO CHICKEN 

  • One roaster chicken, in 2 halves
  • One recipe for Mojito Marinade
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 – 2 sliced limes optional
  • fresh mint leaves optional
 
 

 

Directions for Roasted Mojito Chicken

  1. Marinade chicken halves in Mojito Marinade for 60 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Place chicken halves on a baking rack that you have placed over a metal baking sheet.
  4. Season chicken halves with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to your taste.
  5. Add sliced limes to the top of chicken halves, may fasten with toothpicks if needed.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until done.
  7. Remove from oven and place on a heat-safe area for 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roasted Mojito Chicken

Roasted Mojito Chicken

hmccallum
Roasted Mojito Chicken will be the juiciest, most delicious, roasted chicken recipe you’ll ever make. It will have your family raving about your Roasted Chicken for weeks, combining a white rum Mojito Marinade with fresh mint and sliced limes, simply seasoned with cumin, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.

5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Marinate 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Cuban
Servings 4 People
Calories 424 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1-7- pound Roasting Chicken Organic preferred, cut in half
  • Kosher Salt Season liberally
  • Freshly ground peppercorns Season liberally
  • 1 recipe Mojito Marinade
  • 2 Limes Sliced
  • Fresh Mint Leaves

Mojito Marinade

  • ½ cup White Rum your brand
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Fresh mint leaves Finely chopped
  • 2 Limes Zested and juiced
  • 3 Limes Juice of
  • 4 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Cane Sugar or sugar in the raw
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • 10 turns Freshly Ground Black Peppercorns

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • Place all above ingredients in a blender and blend for 45 seconds or so to combine all ingredients thoroughly. Place in a tightly sealed jar or container until ready for use. May be stored for 7+ days safely.

Mojito Chicken

  • Marinade chicken halves in Mojito Marinade for 60 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Place chicken halves on a baking rack that you have placed over a metal baking sheet.

  • Season chicken halves with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to your own taste.

  • Add sliced limes to the top of chicken halves, may fasten with toothpicks if needed.

  • Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until done.
  • Remove from oven and place on a heat-safe area for 10 minutes before slicing to serve.

Notes

Although themccallumsshamrockpatch.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will themccallumsshamrockpatch.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 16gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 359mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1009IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Cuban Roasted Chicken, Mojito Chicken, Roasted Chicken
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Roasted Mojito Chicken will be the juiciest, most delicious, roasted chicken recipe you'll ever make. It will have your family raving about your Roasted Chicken for weeks, combining a white rum Mojito Marinade with fresh mint and sliced limes, simply seasoned with cumin, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper

 

 

 

 

© Heidy L. McCallum and The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Heidy L. McCallum and The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 

 

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37 Comments

  • Reply
    Tracey@WhatsforDinnerDoc.com
    May 6, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Reblogged this on What's for dinner, Doc? and commented:
    Another Found Treasure recipe for your archives. Pin this one for a fresh, healthy chicken dish. Love it!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 6, 2015 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks so much for the reblog, I feel honored.
      Heidy L. McCallum

  • Reply
    Tracey@WhatsforDinnerDoc.com
    May 6, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Heidy,
    I have reblogged your delicious chicken recipe in my Found Treasures of delicious healthy recipes for my patients to see.
    Thank you,
    Tracey

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you so much for the reblog Tracy, I feel honored!
      <3
      Heidy L. McCallum

  • Reply
    Lindsey @ Lou Lou Biscuit
    May 6, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Oh my goodness I can taste it now! This chicken sounds succulent and tangy. Love the idea.

  • Reply
    savoryexperiments
    May 6, 2015 at 8:23 am

    This looks amazing, Heidy! The photo alone is stunning, I can’t imagine how good it tastes!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 19, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      I love recipe updates, roasted chicken will never be boring again

  • Reply
    nmburk
    May 6, 2015 at 12:24 am

    What a fantastic flavor combination for chicken!

  • Reply
    Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
    May 5, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    What a gorgeous looking chicken! Love the flavors!

  • Reply
    Cindy @ Hun... What's for Dinner?
    May 5, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    What a great looking chicken! Anything marinated in rum and lime is a winner in my book, LOL.

  • Reply
    mealplanmaven
    May 5, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    There you go causing me to drool over another one of your dishes Heidy! Your roast chicken is a work of art and no doubt tastes incredible!

  • Reply
    Elena
    May 5, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! It looks amazing!!!!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you, Elena, it’s definitely a fast favorite of mine this late spring.

  • Reply
    Nicole Neverman
    May 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I bet this chicken is absolutely amazing!! I adore the sound of that marinade! YUM!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      May 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

      Thank you, Nicole, I thoroughly enjoyed devouring it today too, lol. I also enjoyed the white rum lol!!

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