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Garlic and Herb Grilled Peruvian Pollo a la Brasa Chicken


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For an exquisite, succulent dish with a hint of Peruvian spices, this Pollo a la Brasa recipe is the ideal choice. Impress your family and friends while enjoying the tantalizing garlic and herb-marinated chicken cooked to perfection on the grill. Enlivened by its creamy green sauce, treat yourself to a delectable main course at weekend barbecues or special events!


  • 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, cilantro, parsley, olive oil, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. 2. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and toss to coat well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Thread the chicken pieces onto the skewers, making sure to pierce through the meaty parts.
  4. Grill the chicken skewers for about 8-10 minutes on each side, or until the meat is fully cooked and lightly charred.
  5. Serve hot with Peruvian green sauce on the side.

Peruvian green sauce ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Peruvian green sauce instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, parsley, jalapeno pepper, garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Pulse until smooth and well-combined.
  3. Serve the Peruvian green sauce with the grilled chicken skewers.

Feeding up to 6 hungry people? This dish is the perfect accompaniment for Peruvian-style rice and beans or grilled vegetables.

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