PERUVIAN ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SPICY CILANTRO SAUCE
Burnished-skinned, deeply flavored and more than just a little spicy, it's no wonder that Peruvian chicken has become something of an obsession here in the United States. There are dozens of way to make this dish, but most recipes call for two different kinds of Peruvian chile pastes - aji amarilla and aji panca - to add the necessary complexity and heat. You can find them at South American markets and online. But in a pinch, you can substitute a red chile paste (like sriracha or sambal) for the aji amarillo, and ground pasilla chile powder for the aji panca. The flavors won't be traditional, but the chicken will still be tasty - especially when slathered with the irresistibly creamy, spicy cilantro sauce that goes alongside.
Provided by Melissa Clark
Categories dinner, easy, weekday, poultry, main course
Yield 4 servings
Number Of Ingredients 24
- For the marinade: In a large bowl, whisk together garlic, soy sauce, aji amarillo paste, lime juice, aji panca paste, mustard, cumin, pepper and salt.
- Add chicken halves, turning to coat them all over with marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours.
- Heat the oven to 450 degrees. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Arrange skin-side up on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with oil.
- Roast until skin is golden and chicken is cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes (if using chicken parts, remove the breasts after 25 to 35 minutes). Remove from oven and let sit, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes before serving.
- While chicken is roasting, make the sauce. In a blender, blend cilantro, jalapeños, feta, garlic, lime juice, oregano, salt, mustard, aji amarillo paste, honey, and cumin until smooth. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in oil until mixture is emulsified. Taste and adjust the seasonings with salt or lime juice or both.
- Carve the chicken and serve with the sauce and lime wedges on the side.
BILL'S PERUVIAN CHICKEN AND RICE
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
- Mix vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons garlic, paprika, 1 tablespoon cumin, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, and chile powder in a large bowl. Add onions and chicken; stir to coat.
- Transfer chicken mixture to a casserole dish.
- Roast in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
- Combine chicken broth, basmati rice, 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic, 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
- Bring a small pot of water to a boil; add frozen peas. Cook and stir until bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir peas into the rice. Serve rice alongside chicken.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 401.9 calories, Carbohydrate 51.2 g, Cholesterol 48.5 mg, Fat 11.9 g, Fiber 3.2 g, Protein 23.4 g, SaturatedFat 2.1 g, Sodium 712.2 mg, Sugar 5.2 g
PERUVIAN SPICY CHICKEN
This is a recipe from Rachel Ray - it sounds so yummy and I didn't want to lose it! I am in an area where many varieties of chili peppers are not available, so I will be limited to jalapeno peppers.
Provided by Linky
Yield 4-6 serving(s)
Number Of Ingredients 16
- Place chicken in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper.
- In a food processor, process chilies, garlic, oregano or marjoram, bay, lime zest and juice, paprika and about 1/4 cup olive oil into a paste. Slather all over the chicken pieces, coating them evenly. Chill several hours or overnight.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add cumin seeds and swirl a few seconds to toast then add chicken pieces and lightly brown, 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle sugar over the chicken and add stock. Partially cover and cook 10 minutes more.
- Toss with mint and cilantro, and serve with mashed blue potatoes alongside.
Video can't convey how this Peruvian rice perfumes your kitchen: aromatic jasmine rice is first toasted in garlicky butter before steaming on the stove. Plus: Chef Ramirez has a trick for transforming the grains that stick to the pot into a crispy snack called concolón.
Provided by Erik Ramirez
Yield 6 servings
Number Of Ingredients 6
- Peel garlic, then use a Microplane to grate cloves into a small bowl. Set aside. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add oil and butter. Heat until butter is melted and frothy, 1-2 minutes, then add garlic and stir until fragrant and lightly golden, 1-2 minutes. Add rice and stir so each individual grain is coated in the butter and oil. Scrape down the sides of the pot and toast rice, 30 seconds.
- Add water and salt and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer. Cover the pot with foil to prevent any steam from escaping, then place a lid over the foil and simmer, 20 minutes. Remove pot from heat and allow rice to continue steaming, covered, 10 minutes.
- Taste the rice. If rice is undercooked, drizzle 2-3 tablespoons water on top, but don't stir it in; cover the pot again and simmer on lowest heat, 5-10 minutes. Fluff the rice in the pot with a wooden spoon and serve.
- When serving, leave rice that sticks to bottom of the pot. Turn the heat to high and let the oil fry the rice till crispy, 5 minutes. (This is a special chef's snack called concolon!)
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- Aji De Gallina (Peruvian Chicken Stew) This rich stew is a classic dish that, much like Peru’s culture, draws from both European and South American influences.
- Causa Rellena (Peruvian Chicken Potato Salad) Half the joy of this unique salad lies in the presentation. It’s a colorful, towering construction made from layers of creamy potato salad and shredded chicken.
- Tacu Tacu. So good they named it twice, tacu tacu is a hearty dish of rice and beans. Want to save this recipe? Enter your email below and we'll send the recipe straight to your inbox!
- Oven Roasted Peruvian Chicken. Whether you’re in Europe, North America, or Peru, everyone loves a good roasted bird. South of the border, that means seasoning your chicken with herbs and spices, roasting until golden, and serving with a side of spicy pepper paste.
- Lomo Saltado. Lomo Saltado is a stir-fry-style platter heaped with seasoned meat, French fries, onion, tomatoes, and peppers. This dish came to Peru via Chinese settlers.
- Papa Rellena (Stuffed Potatoes) If you like your dumplings crisp and crunchy with a meaty, juicy center then you’re right. You’ll also need to make papa rellena as soon as possible.
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- Yucca Fries. Yucca is a starchy root vegetable, much like a potato, that’s native to Peru, and. one of the best ways to eat it is fried. Prep the yucca by peeling it, cutting it into matchsticks, and boiling for about 20 minutes until soft.
- Papa a la Huancaina. This classic dish is usually served as an appetizer, but it would also make a unique breakfast or brunch. Thick slices of potato are smothered in cheesy, spicy Huancaina sauce.
- Peruvian Green Sauce (Aji Verde) One of Peru’s most popular condiments, you’ll find a jar of this spicy sauce in almost every Peruvian restaurant and home.
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