Seasoning the chicken: Season the chicken with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.Stir to coat the chicken all over. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at 1-2 hours.
Roasting: Cook in preheated oven at 300°F [150°C] for 30 minutes, or until skin is crispy and golden brown.To make pollo it in the air fryer, heat it at the temperature indicated above, and cook for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Making the sauce: Heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook stirring for a minute. Pour in bitter orange juice and 1 cup of water and simmer over low heat until it has reduced to half the liquid.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serving: Serve sauce alongside the chicken.This dish is usually served with some boiled yuca, or some tostones, but I found that my guests had no complaints about my choice to go with some tasty oven-fried potatoes with spices (they are not really fried). Some fresh salad finishes this nicely.
You need to use a roasting tray with rack (Amazon affiliate link) or else the bottom of the chicken will just boil in its own juices.