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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Peruvian Grilled Chicken

While preparing for our big move, I have tried to keep dinners simple - Ok, as most of you know, I try to do that all the time, but the last two weeks have been even more on the simple side each and every night.  Some dinners aren't post worthy, but that's ok, you have to have a few of those every now and then, right?  But this one.. this one is definitely worth posting.  It's simple and full of flavor - my favorite type of meal!

And, just in case you are not aware (because, trust me, I was not) Peruvian cuisine reflects local cooking practices, ingredients, and through immigration influences from Spain, China, Italy, West Africa, and Japan.  A big mix there to equal amazing flavors!

Peruvian Grilled Chicken
Adapted from
Printable Recipe 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel.  In a measuring cup, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.  Place the chicken in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over the chicken.  Seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably 4.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees and oil grill grates.  Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade.  Place the chicken directly over the fire and grill for 6-10 minutes per side depending on how thick your pieces are.  Chicken is done when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.  Remove from grill and allow to rest for 3 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Various South American style chickens have been all the rage here in DC this year. Yours looks as good as any of them.

Yenta Mary said...

That looks luscious, succulent, and absolutely amazing!!! Good luck with the move!!!

Mary said...

LOVE all those flavors together. I had no idea what influences were involved with Peruvian cooking.

Good luck with the move. I'm not envying that kind of fun at all. We moved this past spring and I have exactly zero desire to repeat that anytime soon! When is the big day?

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Soy sauce, lime and garlic make an awesome marinade, then adding in those yummy spices, well YUM! I love this recipe Jenn!!!! Sound delicious and easy, 2 things I love :)

Dining Alone said...

A lot of my favorite flavors are in this recipe, and I was just telling my husband last night I need to use the grill more.

Pam said...

I am feeling your pain - moving is such a nightmare but once you get settled into your new home, it will all be worth it!

The chicken looks wonderful!

Michael Toa said...

Oh Yum! The colour on the chicken looks wonderful and the spices are also very delicious.
Good luck again with the moving.

Candace said...

Best wishes your move! I had no idea that Peruvian food would include this combination of flavors. They are some of my favorites! The chicken looks absolutely perfect. Yum!

Cranberry Morning said...

Do you have any Bolivian chicken? Just kidding. I lived in Bolivia for a year when I was a kid. This looks amazing. I will wear my Andean llama poncho while eating it. :-)

Victor said...

I have a Peruvian friend who makes great food from ceviche and the classic Papas à la Huancaina. The cuisine as you mention touches a bit every culture.

The chicken looks so good. Good luck with your moving.

Chris said...

If I had to blog every meal I blog would be a whole lot less interesting, ha ha.

This chicken sounds like a great grilled bird.