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Pollo Al Ajo Estilo Peruano (Peruvian Garlic Chicken)

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Vegetable oil
  • 3 Onions; chopped
  • 6 cl Garlic; minced
  • 4 Rocoto chiles; seeds & stems
  • -removed; minced, or
  • -substitute jalapenos
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 tb Cumin seed; crushed
  • 1 ts Basil
  • 2 c Peanuts; roasted and
  • -coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 c Freshly grated Parmesan
  • -cheese
  • 1 Chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
  • -poached; meat removed from
  • -the bones and chopped
  • 3/4 c Low-fat plain yogurt; at
  • -room temperature
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Boiled potatoes for garnish


Heat the oil in a large saucepan and saute the onions and garlic until
the onions are soft. Add the chiles, cinnamon, cumin, basil, peanuts,
cheese, and the chicken meat to the saucepan and fold together gently. Cook
to heat through.
Two or three minutes before serving, stir in the yogurt and correct the

Authors' heat scale: Hot.

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