Peruvian Spicy Chicken

READY IN: 8hrs 25mins
Recipe by Linky

This is a recipe from Rachel Ray - it sounds so yummy and I didn't want to lose it! I am in an area where many varieties of chili peppers are not available, so I will be limited to jalapeno peppers.

Top Review by Susie D

What great chicken! I cut up leg quarters so had a mixture of thighs & drumsticks to marinate and subbed chipotles in adobe for the listed peppers. The smoked paprika & chipoltes added such a nice smoky flavor & the spices are what make this such a great dish. I will definitely be using the recipe again. Made for ZWT7.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place chicken in a shallow dish and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a food processor, process chilies, garlic, oregano or marjoram, bay, lime zest and juice, paprika and about 1/4 cup olive oil into a paste. Slather all over the chicken pieces, coating them evenly. Chill several hours or overnight.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add cumin seeds and swirl a few seconds to toast then add chicken pieces and lightly brown, 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle sugar over the chicken and add stock. Partially cover and cook 10 minutes more.
  6. Toss with mint and cilantro, and serve with mashed blue potatoes alongside.

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