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Whole30 Chicken Adobe and Potatoes

Chicken Adobo with Potatoes and Mojo

Packed with bright, zesty flavor, Castaway Kitchen's Chicken Adobo is the mouthwatering, one-skillet recipe you've been waiting for.
4.64 from 19 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 5


  • 1 12- or 15-inch cast iron skillet (optional)



  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • 1 navel orange juiced
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup olive oil


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Adobo Chicken

  • 6-7 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tsp Adobo seasoning (additive-free)
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice or bone broth
  • limes and cilantro to garnish


  • Combine the onion, garlic, citrus juices and salt in a heat-safe bowl (tempered glass).

  • In a small sauce pot heat the olive oil over medium heat, until it comes to frying temperature. Then pour it over the onions and cover with a lid. Let it sit for 10 minutes.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drizzle in the olive oil and once it’s hot add in the potatoes and spread them out.

  • Cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes to crisp up, then turn over. Add the seasonings. Let them keep cooking while you season the chicken.

  • Combine your chicken thighs, adobo, salt and olive oil in a large bowl and toss well.

  • Use a spatula to mix/ toss the par-cooked potatoes and then transfer the potatoes to a plate. Put the chicken thighs down in the hot skillet, making sure they don’t overlap.

  • Cook here, undisturbed for 5 minutes. Then turn over and cook for 2 minutes, then put the potatoes over the chicken thighs.
Top with a few heaping spoonfuls of mojo making sure to get plenty of onion and sauce.
  • Cover with a lid and lower the heat to medium-low. Cook here for 5-8 minutes.

  • Open the lid and pour in 1/4 cup of lemon juice or bone broth. Turn over the chicken thighs and cover again, cooking another 2-3 minutes.

  • Serve hot and garnish with minced cilantro and sliced limes.
Keyword chicken, one skillet meal
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