Versailles Garlic Chicken Recipe


The Versailles Garlic Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that originated from the famous Versailles Restaurant in Los Angeles. This Cuban-inspired chicken dish is marinated in a tangy garlic sauce and then grilled to perfection. It is a crowd-pleasing recipe that will surely impress your family and friends.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, dried oregano, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  5. Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  6. Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.
  7. Serve the Versailles Garlic Chicken with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!

This flavorful chicken dish pairs well with rice, black beans, and a fresh salad. It's perfect for a summer barbecue or a weeknight dinner. The tangy garlic marinade adds a burst of flavor to the juicy chicken breasts. Give this recipe a try and transport yourself to the vibrant flavors of Versailles Restaurant!