This Peruvian chicken is a whole chicken marinated in a zesty variety of herbs and spices, then roasted to golden brown perfection. Serve your chicken with a creamy green sauce on the side, and watch the rave reviews come in!
Calories 373 kcal
For the chicken 5 pound whole chicken 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon garlic finely minced 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste can substitute 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or equal amount of sambal oelek or sriracha 2 teaspoons aji panca paste can substitute equal amount of smoked paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon honey For the sauce 1/3 cup sour cream 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 jalapeno stem and seeds removed, coarsely chopped 1 cup cilantro leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon aji amarillo paste 2 teaspoons lime juice 1/4 teaspoon garlic chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon honey
For the chicken Place the olive oil, soy sauce, garlic, lime juice, aji amarillo paste, aji panca paste, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper and honey in a bowl. Stir until well combined. Place the chicken on a rimmed baking sheet. Pour the marinade over the chicken, and rub the marinade under the skin of the chicken and in the cavity. Cover the chicken and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Uncover the chicken and tie the legs together with kitchen twine. Tuck the wing tips underneath the chicken. Place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until the temperature in the thickest part of the chicken registers 165 degrees F. If the chicken looks like it is browning too quickly you can cover it with foil. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for at least 5 minutes. For the sauce Place all the sauce ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until sauce is smooth. Carve the chicken, then serve with the sauce.
Calories: 373 kcal | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Protein: 35 g | Fat: 26 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 45 mg | Sodium: 817 mg | Potassium: 399 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 519 IU | Vitamin C: 8 mg | Calcium: 38 mg | Iron: 2 mg