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Peruvian Style Chicken

This is my humble take on delicious Pollo a la brasa Peruano, a Peruvian-style chicken. I love Peruvian food, from lomo saltiado to Ahi de gallina and delicious house-style ceviche. I can have it any day of the week. At times my little ones would complain the chicken would be too spicy so I decided to make a similar dish at home hoping they would forget the heat and continue to explore foods from other cultures.

It all begins with a homemade sazon using Ahi Amarillo (yellow chili paste), lots of garlic, lemon juice and, oregano amongst other natural ingredients. The chicken is marinated for 24 hours in the Sazon then Baked at 400F for a total of 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 165F. (If you tried air frying or grilling the chicken let us know in the comments below how it turned out.) Along with the chicken I also made an ahi Verde sauce which complimented the chicken. It was very simple and delicious.

My family loved the presentation of this dish but also the Peruvian flavors which were very similar to those of our local Peruvian restaurant. Try out this dish and let me know what you think.

Peruvian style chicken - ENGLISH

3 lbs chicken

4 garlic cloves

Juice 1 lime

2 tsp oregano

1 tsp cumin

2 tbsp ají amarillo / yellow chili paste

2-3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp salt

1/2 tbsp black pepper

Green sauce/ Aji verde

2 jalapeños (less seeds = less heat)

4 garlic cloves

1 cup cilantro

1/2 cup Mayo (sour cream substitute)

Juice 1 lime

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt & black pepper


Pollo a la Peruana

3 libras de pollo

4 dientes de ajo

Jugo 1 lima

2 cucharaditas de orégano

1 cucharadita de comino

2 cucharadas de ají amarillo / pasta de chile amarillo

2-3 cucharadas de aceite de oliva

1 cucharada de sal

1/2 cucharada de pimienta negra

Salsa verde/ Aji verde

2 jalapeños (menos semillas = menos picante)

4 dientes de ajo

1 taza de cilantro

1/2 taza de mayonesa (sustituto de crema agria)

Jugo 1 lima

2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva

sal y pimienta negra

Watch me make this dish:

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