Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This regional dish incorporates soy sauce, evidence of the strong influence of the Japanese and Chinese communities in Peru. The intensely flavored marinade, brightened with lime juice and garlic, deeply seasons the meat. The grill gives it a beautiful sear. I like the ease of this recipe & usually have all ingredients in house. I marinate overnight. Recipe from Gourmet.
- 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 5 garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 (3 1/2 lb) whole chickens, quartered
- Marinate chicken:.
- Blend soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and oil in a blender.
- Put chicken in a large sealable bag and add marinade.
- Seal bag and marinate, chilled, 8 to 24 hours.
- Grill chicken:.
- If using a charcoal grill, open vents on bottom and lid of grill. Light a large chimney starter full of charcoal (preferably hardwood). When coals are lit, dump them out along opposite sides of bottom rack, leaving a space free of coals (the size of the quartered chicken) in middle. When you can hold your hand 5 inches above the grill rack directly over coals for 3 to 4 seconds, coals will be medium-hot.
- If using a gas grill, preheat all burners on high, then reduce heat to medium-high.
- Discard marinade, then pat chicken dry.
- Oil grill rack, then grill chicken over area with no coals (or over a turned-off burner), skin side down first, covered, turning over once, until cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes (add charcoal to maintain heat).
- Note: If you aren't able to grill outdoors, chicken (quartered) can be roasted in middle of a 500°F oven in a 13- by 9-inch roasting pan with 1 cup water 30 minutes, then tented with foil and roasted until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes more.
- Note: cooking time does not include time to marinate.
This was very good. I did it on the barbecue using bone in chicken thighs.
My husband and I both loved this recipe. It was easy, beautiful and delicious. Thank you for posting Kitty!