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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°.

Orange Ginger Chicken

I debated on whether or not to even post this “recipe” because it would mean I’d have to admit to you all that I sometimes feed my family entirely out of the microwave. But then I realized there’s no way I’m the only mom who has done this (and will continue to do it when we’re short on time). This meal goes from freezer to table in less than 10 minutes (seriously!) and makes enough for two adults and a toddler.

Orange Ginger Chicken and Rice

1 bag frozen stir fry veggies (I prefer the steam-in-the-bag kind because they’re so easy- for this, I used a mix of carrots, sugar snap peas, and baby corn)

1 bag microwavable brown rice, such as Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice® Whole Grain Brown Rice

1-2 cups diced grilled chicken strips, such as Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips

Bottled orange sauce (I use the Iron Chef Orange Sauce Glaze with Ginger, which I scored at TJ Maxx for $3)


Microwave the first three ingredients separately, according to their directions. Throw everything in a large bowl, add orange sauce to taste and stir to mix well. Done and Done.