PERUVIAN CHICKEN


Peruvian chicken is very different from the regular spicy Indian chicken curries or fries. If you love middle-eastern dishes or similar culture dishes, you are sure to love this. The cumin flavor in this chicken takes the whole flavor to a different level. My husband always brings a takeout for me from a Peruvian restaurant, which is very close to his office. The box usually consists of a big portion of broiled chicken, Peruvian style, served with baked beans and a salad. This time I tried to recreate the same at home with some skinless chicken breasts. I did see a few sites and included some of own ingredients also. I baked the chicken instead of broiling it and the color was a little bit light but the taste was very similar to the original one. I think this can also be grilled, may be I should try that next time :)


INGREDIENTS:

1. Chicken, any type and cuts, 1 pound.

2. Vinegar, 1 tablespoon.

3. Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.

4. Fresh coriander powder, ½ teaspoon.

5. Fresh cumin powder, ½ teaspoon.

6. Cracked pepper, ½ teaspoon.

7. Salt, ½ teaspoon.

8. Paprika powder, ½ teaspoon.

9. Oil, 1 teaspoon.

10. Dried or fresh oregano, ¼ teaspoon.


PREPARATION:

Wash and clean the chicken and keep aside. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken in a separate bowl. Add the chicken pieces to this mixture and mix well until all the pieces are well coated with the spices. Let it marinade for about an hour or overnight in the fridge. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the chicken lined in a baking sheet for around 25-30 minutes depending on the cuts. Serve hot as a starter or as a whole meal with some salads and accompaniments.

The chicken can also be cooked stove top in a heavy-bottomed pan with some oil. Keep flipping the chicken for a few minutes on each side until the chicken is cooked through.

29 comments:

Priya said...

Peruvian chicken sounds fantastic and delicious Gita,thanks for sharing..mY kids will definitely love this..will try soon..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Lovely looking chicken dear. Goes into my try-outs list!

Sarah Naveen said...

oooh!!! i love this..Me n my Dh are a biig fan of peruvian chicken...such a drool worthy dish..yummy yumm!!

Gulmohar said...

I got it..the cumin and oregano makes all the difference..Got to try out :-)Thanks Gita

Padma said...

Looks lovely Gita. Perfect for my kids too. Nice presentation.

RV said...

The ingredients speak for itself. It looks yummilicious.

Vrinda said...

Nice recipe with diff flavors...will try some time...

sangi said...

mmm my fav dear...luks perfect!

Sushma Mallya said...

Very interesting name, but looks very very yum gita..

Kanchan said...

Colorful pic !
I never had this version of chicken but just reading your ingredient list made excited my taste buds.

Abhilash Pillai said...

I wrote about my dinner at KFC and when I look into your blog I see a chicken recipe... cool!

Peruvian chicken looks good and if you say its tasty then it will be the same for me... as our taste seems to be the same atleast for chicken(you said you are also not interested in KFC) :)

Valarmathi said...

Chicken looks fantastic and yummy. Mouthwatering recipe.

PALATABLE said...

Totally new recipe, looks simple and healthy, thanks for sharing Gita...

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Tina said...

Its new to me...Looks colourful and yummy.

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Meena said...

the pics look great...good recipe, Gita!

priya said...

chicken looks awesome, dear

Nandini said...

Wow! This is so alluring and yummy! I can already make out the taste!

Kalai said...

A great recipe Gita. Its a great effort to try them at home. Will definitely try them sometime. I always broil my chicken, as I feel when baked they loose their moisture!
But, yours looks very moist and tender.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Chicken looks kalakkal da. Super o super. Like the way you presented it. Very nice picture as well as a great recipe to bookmark.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

sounds great and superb click...never tasted this, bt love to have with chappathi.. :)

Siddhi S said...

wow nice n insteresting chicken recipe...looks very tempting

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Un plat bien savoureux
It looks delicious.
See soon.

Rumana Rawat said...

Lovely Blog.....

Cham said...

Something new to try for, looks tasty!

smsinhindi.com said...

I too love this one..Nice recipe

shahana said...

Sounds new!looks tempting dear.So going to try it soon.

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Preety said...

looks perfect