Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce, inspired by one of the best rotisserie chicken spots in New York, Pio Pio.
4.34 from 3 votes

Peruvian Roasted Chicken

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins
Marinate Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 7 hrs
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Latin
Peruvian Roasted Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce, inspired by one of the best rotisserie chicken spots in New York, Pio Pio.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 4 oz beer (I used Corona light)
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 lime (juice of)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • salt
  • paprika

Aji Verde Sauce

  • 2-3 jalapeños (seeded)
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • pinch cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp fat free sour cream

Instructions

  • Wash chicken and remove all fat.
  • Place in a large bowl and season generously with beer, vinegar, lime juice, salt, garlic powder, cumin and oregano.
  • Place in a large bag and marinate overnight.
  • Remove chicken from bag, cut chicken in half and place both halves on a large oven safe baking dish, skin side up.
  • Discard marinade.
  • Sprinkle chicken with paprika and a little more garlic powder and salt and bake at 425° for about 50 minutes, basting with the pan juices half way through.
  • To test for doneness, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken; the thermometer should read about 160°F.
  • The chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165°F, but after the chicken is taken out of the oven it should rise to 165°.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before carving.
  • **TO BBQ- If you want to make this chicken on the grill, I would recommend cutting the chicken into individual pieces before you marinate. Position the grill rack 4-6 inches above the fire. Cook covered turning often about 20-25 minutes, until juices run clear when the thigh is pierced with a knife.

Aji Verde Sauce

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve over chicken, rice, beans or plantains.

Notes

Points+ with Skin: drumstick 2 pts, wing 3 pts, thigh 4 pts, 4 oz breast 5 pts
Blue Smart Points: 11
Green Smart Points: 11
Purple Smart Points: 11
Points +: 2.5