Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce ( Aji Verde) Recipe


For the Chicken:

• 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 teaspoon paprika

• 1 teaspoon cumin

• 1 teaspoon chili powder

• Salt and pepper to taste

• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

For the Green Sauce:

• 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (packed)

• 1/2 cup mayonnaise

• 2 cloves garlic

• 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• Juice of 1 lime

• Salt and pepper to taste


• In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and vegetable oil. Mix well to create a marinade.

• Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (or up to 24 hours for better flavor).

• While the chicken is marinating, prepare the green sauce. In a blender or food processor, combine the cilantro, mayonnaise, garlic, jalapeño pepper, olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.

• Preheat your grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and have nice grill marks. Cooking time may vary depending on the thickness of the chicken.

• Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.

• Serve the grilled Peruvian chicken with the green sauce drizzled over the top or on the side for dipping. You can also serve it with rice, salad, or roasted vegetables.

Enjoy your delicious Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce!

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