Peruvian Roast Chicken

I was craving El Pollo. I had chicken thighs in the refrigerator. I gave it a go.

I am by no means claiming that this can touch the deliciousness that is Super Chicken, but I’d definitely make it again. FYI, this takes an hour and a half to cook, so it’s probably not the best option for a quick weeknight meal, but you could try it in the Crockpot or on the grill to make it doable.

 Peruvian Roast Chicken

4 bone-in chicken thighs

1 tbsp white vinegar

1 tbsp white wine

1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp salt


Trim the chicken thighs, pat them dry, and place them in a casserole dish. Loosen the skin on each one with your fingers. Mix together the other ingredients and rub a spoonful of the mixture under the skin of each chicken thigh. Top each piece of chicken with some of the remaining marinade, rub in to coat, and cover with plastic wrap. Allow the chicken to marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours.

Preheat your oven to 350°. Uncover the chicken and spray or brush each piece with olive oil. Bake for an hour and a half or until the internal temperature of each piece is 180°.

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2 Responses to Peruvian Roast Chicken

  1. Ginger says:

    Yum… this looks delicious. I am always looking for new chicken recipes. That is basically all that we eat in our house. I will definitely give it a try in the crockpot. I bet that would be fantastic.


    • mommachine says:

      It was really good! And I bet making it in the Crockpot will keep it really moist. Let me know how that turns out!