Pollo en Barbacoa

Chicken Barbacoa

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Oaxaca: Home Cooking from the Heart of Mexico

By Bricia Lopez and Javier Cabral

Published 2019

  • About

This dish is a holiday tradition for our family. We make it every year for our Christmas dinner. The adobo rub is full of warm spices and it is great on turkey, too. I remember my grandma used to make it, then my mom made it, and now I make it for my family.


  • 10 guajillo chiles (50 g), stems and seeds removed
  • 10 cloves garlic, peeled


Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

Bring cups (1 L) water to a boil in a medium pot