How to prepare a delicious Peruvian grilled chicken?

Peruvian gastronomy is recognized worldwide, however, it is no longer necessary to travel to Peru to taste delicious Peruvian dishes. In this article we want to show you how to cook Peruvian grilled chicken so you can surprise your friends and family with a different recipe.

What is Peruvian grilled chicken?

Grilled chicken, also known as pollo a la brasa, is a very popular Peruvian chicken recipe both nationally and internationally, which is why it is now even possible to find Peruvian chicken in Montreal.

Grilled chicken is characterized by the way it is seasoned with lemon juice and spices, as well as by its crispy, golden-brown exterior. In addition, it is often served with green chili sauce to give it more flavor.

Another advantage is that the grilled chicken recipe is one of the easiest to prepare, so you can try it at home.If, on the other hand, cooking is not your forte, you can always go to a Peruvian restaurant in Montreal.

Peruvian chicken ingredients

Before you start, you have to have all the ingredients for the grilled chicken recipe. In this article we will give you ingredients for Montreal Peruvian chicken. 

For this grilled chicken, you will need chicken breast, garlic, lemon, spices to taste, usually cumin, salt, black pepper and paprika and olive oil.

If you want to prepare the aji de verde sauce, you will need mayonnaise, cilantro, more garlic and lime juice, as well as the iconic aji verde.

How to prepare grilled chicken?

The first thing to do is the seasoning where the chicken will be marinated, which is what gives the unique flavor to this Peruvian chicken. 

First, you simply need to have a bowl in which you will mix lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, salt, paprika and cumin. Once you have mixed it, put the bowl aside.

Next, you will need to preheat the oven to approximately 400 degrees. While the oven is preheating, it’s time to marinate your grilled chicken. 

Thus, you need to pour the mixture and make sure that all your chicken is covered. For a better taste, try to put the sauce under the skin and massage the chicken carefully.

You can let it marinate for approximately fifteen minutes to confirm that it has absorbed the flavor. Then put your Peruvian chicken in the oven for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. 

It is important to check on your chicken every so often to make sure it is not drying out. If you notice that it is too dry, but still needs time to cook, you can always add a little more of the marinade.

How to prepare the famous green chili sauce?

If you want to add another step to your Peruvian chicken in Montreal to make it even more authentic, you can always add the green chili sauce.

In another bowl, add mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro and green chili. If you are not good with spicy, you can always remove the seeds from the chili. You can also chop garlic or add olive oil to add more flavor.

As far as seasonings are concerned, these are to taste. Generally, salt, pepper and cumin are used. Once you mix all the ingredients and your grilled chicken is ready, you can pour the sauce over it or put it aside as a side dish.

If you want to learn more about Peruvian gastronomy you can visit our blog. Also, for more complicated recipes or if you just don’t enjoy cooking you can go to Sol y Mar with your loved ones. This Peruvian restaurant in Montreal also has a location in Laval.