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A whole Butterflied and Grilled Peruvian-Style Chicken on a bright floral platter with aji verde sauce, cilantro, and lime

Grilled or Roasted Peruvian-Style Chicken

Tamara Andersen
Whether you choose to grill or roast, this Peruvian-style chicken with Peruvian ají amarillo paste and spices marinade is a succulent and flavorful way to enjoy a whole chicken!
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Peruvian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 410 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole chicken - 3 to 4 pounds preferably
  • cup fresh lime juice about 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ají amarillo paste
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • several grinds fresh ground pepper

Instructions
 

  • Butterfly chicken after patting it dry.
  • Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • Rub the marinade in the cavity, under and over the skin of the chicken. Reserve any remaining marinade to baste chicken.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.
  • When you're ready to grill the chicken, preheat grill to medium heat. Place the prepared chicken on the grill with skin side down. (Breast side down).
  • Grill slowly until the fat renders and the skin is golden brown, then turn the chicken over (15-20 minutes). Brush with marinade, and close the lid. Continue grilling until it is cooked through (another 20-30 minutes). I usually do a small 3-4 pound chicken, and it is done in about 35-40 minutes.
  • To roast the chicken - Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roast 15 minutes, brush with remaining marinade. Reduce heat to 375 degrees, and continue roasting until internal temperature reaches 160-165 degrees.
  • When the chicken is done remove to a plate and tent with foil. Rest 10 minutes before carving.
  • Enjoy with salsas (see post for ideas), fresh cilantro, and lime wedges.

Notes

See post for more information!
Macronutrients are an approximation only from MyFitnessPal.com. Yours will vary depending on light/dark meat and how much marinade is consumed.
Save the carcass for stock!

Nutrition

Serving: 6ouncesCalories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 40gFat: 8g
Keyword grilled Peruvian chicken, healthy chicken recipes, Peruvian main dishes, Peruvian recipes
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