Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce Recipe | Yummly

Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 4 large garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 pounds whole chicken
  • 3 jalapeño chili peppers (seeded if desired, I use about half the seeds for a medium-hot sauce, and roughly chopped, see note)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves (fresh)
  • 2 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (best quality such as Hellmann's)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from one lime)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium97% DV2320mg
    Fat46% DV30g
    Protein4% DV2g
    Carbs5% DV15g
    Fiber4% DV1g
    Calories330Calories from Fat270
    Total Fat30g46%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat270
    Total Carbohydrate15g5%
    Dietary Fiber1g4%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Pru 2 months ago
    It was delicious well seasoned, chicken was juicy. No changes.
    Na'Ki Williams 3 months ago
    good flavor. no changes
    Tracey M. 3 months ago
    wow!!! whata dish! it was amazing , my family raved about!!!!
    tyler t. 4 months ago
    Turned out good. Substituted one of the jalepenos with a habenero for some extra heat. Green sauce has a very fresh flavor while also being slightly rich. I ate it with some black beans. Overall a good meal.
    Daniel Dubin 5 months ago
    Excellent recipe! The chicken on it’s own was so flavourful and the sauce elevates the dish. Big hit with the whole family.
    Natalie Vuckovic 6 months ago
    Best recipe I have tried for roast chicken, and the green sauce is divine! I only use one jalapeño to make it family-friendly.
    Angela Campbell a year ago
    i needed to put foil on the chicken si ut wouldnt burn, but it did take the 1.5h, and di let it rest... i was hesitant about the chillies in the sauce, i was too conservative, its great with a nice punch so next time full chilies. Served with a quinoa mango avocado lime grilled corn salad. everyone loved it. will make again !
    Sara Sandoval a year ago
    Amazingly delicious the green sauce ties it all together,I paired it with a simple garlic lemon white rice and a red lettuce,cabbage,radish,shredded carrot,and red bell pepper salad with lemon salt and pepper,a bean side dish would also be perfect,tacos,flatbread wrap,super yummy! And the kids approved 😋😋😋😋
    Alicia a year ago
    After having this roast chicken it’s a struggle to have it any other way. It’s delicious and made me love roast chicken again.
    squinty515 . a year ago
    I have lived in Ayacucho, Peru, where “Pollo a la Brasa” is the specialty, and this recipe is very close to authentic Peruvian cuisine.
    samantha lapsley 2 years ago
    made this multiple times. always comes out awesome, the chicken and the sauce👍
    Stephen & Michelle 2 years ago
    everything was perfect especially the green sauce. I put it on everything!
    Jason C. 2 years ago
    Great! Two thumbs up!
    Jason J. 2 years ago
    Delicious!!! This is definitely staying on our menu rotation!
    Loen A. 2 years ago
    it was delicious and tender.
    Tracy McPheeters 2 years ago
    Delicious.. will definitely make again...
    Thompson 2 years ago
    Omg this was sooo great. All the flavors just came together so well, my boyfriend almost cried after the first bite. He was here from start to finish of me cooking it and had the nerve to say I didn’t make it. He is such a hater. Lol
    Mika G. 3 years ago
    Had at friend’s.made myself and amazing... substituted sazo spice with: Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground coriander. 1 tablespoon ground cumin. 1 tablespoon ground annatto seeds (achiote) or turmeric. 1 tablespoon garlic powder. 1 tablespoon kosher salt. 2 teaspoons oregano. 1 tsp ground black pepper.
    barry j. 3 years ago
    Huge hit. Marinade was super easy and delicious, as was the sauce.
    Laura Neiman 3 years ago
    delicious!!!! made it many times
    Clint Ratliff 3 years ago
    Stole the sauce recipe for a rotisserie chicken we made. SO BOMB.
    Nuggetchick 3 years ago
    Amazing!!! that sauce is sooooo yummy!! i roasted potatoes and onions in the chicken pan omg it’s the best new recipe i have tried. i put the sauce on the salad, potatoes and chicken lol
    Nancy H. 3 years ago
    This is a great recipe. I have made it a few times as directed (no changes needed). My husband and I have made several trips to Peru and love "Pollo Abrassa," as it is called. The green sauce is just as the locals make. The chickens are cooked outside, typically, but the idea and seasonings are the same.
    Leydis S. 3 years ago
    Delicious and easy to make!
    Pippa Macdougall 3 years ago
    Absolutely delicious!
    Shana D. 4 years ago
    fabulous.... so aromatic. I made some adjustments to green sauce but it turned out great as well. Thanks for the recipe
    Marsha Epps 4 years ago
    Loved this! Reminds us of a place we visited often when we lived in NYC called Pio Pio in Jackson Heights (Queens). We aren't in NYC anymore but this brought it home. Served with beans and rice, homemade flour tortillas and homemade Sangria. Was an AWESOME meal!!