Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce Recipe

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Janice Gray Modified: March 21, 2022
Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce Recipe

How To Make Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

Elevate your dinner table with a big serving of this juicy and tender roast chicken, that’s served with a side of creamy and spicy green sauce!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Marinate Time: 6 hours
Total: 8 hours



For Chicken:

  • 3tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ¼cuplime juice
  • 4large garlic cloves,roughly chopped
  • 1tbspkosher salt
  • 2tsppaprika
  • 1tspblack pepper
  • 1tbspcumin
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 2tspsugar
  • 4lbswhole chicken

For Green Sauce:

  • 3jalapeno chili peppers,seeded, if desired
  • 1cupfresh cilantro leaves
  • 2garlic cloves,roughly chopped
  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • 1tbspfresh lime juice
  • ½tspsalt
  • tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil



  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the chicken in a blender or mini food processor, and blend until smooth.

  2. Remove the giblets from the inside of the chicken and pat the outside of the chicken dry with paper towels; place in a bowl, breast side up with the legs facing you. Using the handle of a wooden spoon or your fingers, loosen the skin from the flesh over the breasts and legs, being careful not to tear the skin or push all the way through.

  3. Spoon about ⅔ of the marinade evenly underneath the skin, and spread the remaining ⅓ evenly over the skin.

  4. Marinate the chicken in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight.

To Roast:

  1. Adjust the oven rack to the lower-middle position, and preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy clean-up.

  2. Spray a rack with non-stick cooking spray and place the chicken on top. Tie the legs together with kitchen string.

  3. Roast for 20 minutes, until the skin is golden. Turn the heat down to 375 degrees F, and continue to roast for about 1 hour and ten minutes more, or until the juices run clear when cut between the leg and thigh.

  4. Tilt the chicken over the roasting pan to release the juices, then transfer to a cutting board.

Green Sauce:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients except the olive oil in a blender or food processor and blend into a smooth sauce. With the motor running, open lid and slowly drizzle in olive oil.

  2. Transfer the sauce to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  3. Carve the chicken and serve with green sauce. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 1390.01kcal
  • Fat: 110.88g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.93g
  • Trans Fat: 0.44g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 47.17g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 30.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.06g
  • Fiber: 1.49g
  • Sugar: 3.53g
  • Protein: 85.87g
  • Cholesterol: 358.93mg
  • Sodium: 1301.08mg
  • Calcium: 108.88mg
  • Potassium: 1039.86mg
  • Iron: 5.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 260.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.77mg
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