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Peruvian Grilled Chicken and Green Sauce

I've eaten in a couple of Peruvian restaurants and really liked the food so when I ran across this recipe on Serious Eats I decided to give it a try. It turned out great; the chicken had a great flavor, and I really liked the green sauce which had a little bit of heat.

I cooked the chicken indirect at 375 dome; when the IT hit 140-ish I switched to raised direct to finish it off. (During the raised direct portion, I went to flip the bird and it literally fell apart it was so tender, which explains why you see it in pieces in the later photos).

I know it isn't typical Peruvian, but I had some fresh corn tortillas so I heated some up and served with the chicken.

For green sauce:
3 whole jalapeño chiles, seeds and all
1 cup fresh cilantro
2 medium cloves garlic
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons fresh juice
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

For the Chicken:
1 whole chicken
4 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  

Comments

  • Drewdlc17Drewdlc17 Posts: 124
    Looks great!
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,420
    Man that looks tasty!!!
  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,563

    Looks fantastic. I am a fan of trying out food of various cultures. And I love Peruvian. Thanks for posting. will try this one.

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    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,457
    Never had Peruvian food, but that picture makes me want to try it. Nice job.

    Richardson, Texas

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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,903
    Add it to the list. Looks great.

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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,563
    Griffin said:
    Never had Peruvian food, but that picture makes me want to try it. Nice job.

    Try the Lomo Saltado as well. You will be in for a surprise.

    ______________________________________________ 

    Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.

    And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.

    >:)

    Chattanooga, TN.

     

  • lecramslecrams Posts: 109
    Had this one bookmarked for a while. It's on the egg soaking up some goodness as we speak. I'll report back on taste soon. Sure does look delicious!
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 690
    Someday they'll create an emoticon for drool. That looks delicious.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,462
    @lecrams How did it turn out?
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,545
    Very nice cook.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • CPARK, quick question. How long did you marinate for? Looks awesome and may try tomorrow.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • That has been put on the to-cook list.  Yum
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • GezrGezr Posts: 154
    What kind of juice is that in the sauce? Orange? Lemon? Other?
    Thanks
    If you don't think too good, don't think too much.

    Afton, VA
  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,462
    @Austin Egghead - not long, maybe 45 minutes
    @Gezr - typo there, sorry about that; lime juice
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,569
    Aviator said:
    Griffin said:
    Never had Peruvian food, but that picture makes me want to try it. Nice job.

    Try the Lomo Saltado as well. You will be in for a surprise.
    Alpaca too. That was good stuff when I went to Cuzco.
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 2,061
    edited January 2014
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 2,061
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • Looks great!
    In the  Hinterlands between Cumming and Gainesville, GA
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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 690
    Awesome. That's gonna be me in Salado. Where'd you find that?

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 2,061
    edited January 2014
    GQuiz just google drool smiley gif and hundred pop up.  Actually if you just Google "insert anything" gif and you will find it.


    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 12,569
    GQuiz just google drool smiley gif and hundred pop up.  Actually if you just Google "insert anything" gif and you will find it.


    I googled "insert anything gif" and just found this.

    image
  • saluki2007saluki2007 Posts: 2,061
    edited January 2014
    Vince McMahon approves.

    image
    Large and Small BGE
    Morton, IL

  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 690
    YES YES YES YES YES YES.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • SpringramSpringram Posts: 429
    @CPARKTX - the list of ingredients incudes white vinegar but the picture shows apple cider vinegar. Which one should I use? Just want to do it the way you did because it all looks fantastic.

    Thanks

    Springram
    Spring, Texas
    LBGE and Mini
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,225
    For some reason, that made me hungrier the second time around. Good thing I bookmarked it.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • CPARKTXCPARKTX Posts: 1,462
    @springram I used apple cider because that's what i had available. I think either would be fine.
    LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  
  • lecramslecrams Posts: 109
    Sorry for the very delayed response. I saw the question to me about how it turned out....it is awesome! I cooked again yesterday for some neighbors and got rave reviews. The sauce is to die for if you like cilantro and spice, we make it to have in the fridge to go on lots of different meals.
  • GeorgeSGeorgeS Posts: 949
    Man I have been dying to try this for months now. I have a friend at work who is from Peru and he has been promising me a family recipe for a while now. I am patiently waiting. Man that looks great! You did a fantastic job!!
    Bristow Virginia XLBGE One of the best feelings in life is watching other people enjoy the food I cooked!


  • GQuiz just google drool smiley gif and hundred pop up.  Actually if you just Google "insert anything" gif and you will find it.



    I googled "insert anything gif" and just found this.

    image


    I have no idea how I Missed this. I guess this was during my "personal time away" period.

    Keeping it Weird in the ATX
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