Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Do you have a Carali’s Chicken? Maybe it’s just a local chain to us? They advertise as a rotisserie chicken place, but if you look on the menu it says their chicken is marinated in Peruvian spice and they have things like yuca fries on the menu!

So, I looked for a copycat recipe and took the time to marinate the chicken for several hours. I came up with this above and a request to make this again. I simply opened a can of black beans, added onion and made some jasmine rice to go with it and used the avocado crema sauce I just bought at Costco (it is the green sauce you see). I also cooked up some Peruvian style potatoes and will give you that recipe as well!

Peruvian Chicken:

3 T. olive oil

1/4 cup lime juice

4 large garlic cloves chopped

1 T. kosher salt

2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. black pepper

1 T. cumin

1 tsp. dried oregano

2 tsp. sugar

Combine all of this and put 4 chicken breasts in a bag. I also like to salt the chicken breasts generously before putting the chicken in the bag. This is a trick that Lazy Genius taught me.

Marinate for 6 hours and then dump on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for about 30 minutes. Check because the timing will depend on the thickness of your chicken breast. Let rest on a cutting board before slicing it.

Peruvian Potatoes:

I used small yellow potatoes, but purple Peruvian potatoes would be better if I had had them!

2 lb. potatoes

1/2 cup olive oil

1 T. Mexican oregano (I happened to have this)

1 T. minced garlic

salt and pepper

1 T. cilantro

Preheat oven to 400.

Halve the potatoes and place them in a bowl. After mixing all the above, pour over the potatoes and mix well. Spread the potatoes on another cookie sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until tender. Add cilantro after they have been roasted. I left it off because I didn’t have fresh cilantro and I didn’t really think it was needed. These potatoes were also really good with the avocado crema sauce from Costco!

I know you don’t really need potatoes with rice, but I wanted to try these and I was not disappointed!

Let me know if you try this meal!


9 thoughts on “Peruvian Chicken

  1. That looks delicious! I used to LOVE the purple Peruvian potatoes but can’t find them at our local stores anymore.


  2. It sounds good until I read the ingredient of sugar. Does it taste really sweet because of that? I’m never a fan of sugar being in things it isn’t regularly in, like chicken or in salads. I have to say, from your picture, it looks delicious! I love jasmine rice, too.

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