Peruvian-Style Roasted Chicken with Sweet Onions

You know Peruvian dishes never disappoint, and the case is no any different with this chicken delicacy. You will love this excellent and aromatic dish not only due to its flavor, or quick preparation but also for the nutritional content and value. Even better when the flavors get to meld, and if you happen to marinade the chicken overnight, you give it a taste you will fall in love with, and you can serve it with rice and salad as well. Here is the recipe to get you on the track to making this fantastic meal.


Servings for 6


Total time: 55 mins

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 45 mins

Cooking method




1 ½ teaspoons expeller-pressed canola oil, plus more for oiling the pan

1 ½ tablespoon sweet paprika

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

1 ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

5 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 ½ tablespoon white wine vinegar

2 large sweet onions, thickly sliced

1 chicken, cut into 10 serving pieces

2 red or yellow bell peppers, seeded and chopped into chunks

1 lemon, sliced


How to cook

First, heat your oven to about 425 degrees F. Then, put oil in a large saucepan and set 9it aside. Now, in a small bowl, mix your cumin, salt, paprika, garlic, pepper, oil, and vinegar until they combine to a fine paste. Put the onion in a large bowl and add about 2 tablespoons of your prepared paste. Use the remaining paste to rub the chicken pieces, and then place them in a pan. Cover them with the peppers, onion, and lemon.

Roast your chicken for about 45 minutes, until it is well cooked through and the vegetables cook tender, and remember to baste it from time to time with pan juices. Then remove it from the oven and set aside to rest for about 5 minutes, and then serve.


If your chicken was precut into 8 pieces, all you need is to divide each breast half-way across the rib cage for better cooking. Alternatively, you can request your butcher to cut the chicken into 10 pieces, and debone the breasts.

Nutritional value per serving:

470 calories (290 from fat)

9g of saturated fat

32 g total fat

140 mg cholesterol

730 mg sodium

9 g of carbohydrates

3 g of some dietary fiber

4 g sugar

34 g protein


The ingredients say it all; this meal is ideal if you want to make something delicious for your family occasionally, or regularly. The content here is assuring, and the taste is as well a guarantee to go for when you want to give your family a special treat. If you want to try this dish on a party, you can go ahead and check it out. The best part is that the preparation is pretty easy, quick and straightforward, you do not have to spend the whole evening in the kitchen, and this makes this dish a go-to choice for those cooks who do not like the idea of taking too long making meals. Besides, you can take advantage of the whole content.

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