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May 10, 2024 4 min read

One of the Peruvian favorite’s dishes, especially if we are talking about street food is the Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken. Now you may wonder ¿What makes special this rotisserie chicken?

After all, rotisserie chicken is an international way to prepare chicken but the recipe may use different spices and condiments’ depending the region and country and that is what makes this recipe so special.

Peruvian spices and peppers are worldwide known for the unique taste they bring to the food.

As a result of all the cultural exchange Peru has gone through, you may find a diverse variety of south American peppers and Asiatic spices and sauces used together to create excellent flavors.

As an additional fact, you must know this recipe have been used for centuries in Peru, it has even been declared as national patrimony, yes, it is considered that important!

This simple recipe for Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken is perfect for those who want a twist from the routine without much work. If you use the Peruvian species you will have a delicious outcome. Try it out! 



  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 5 Tablespoon of garlic paste
  • 2 Tablespoon of rosemary
  • 2 Tablespoon of cumin
  • ¼ cup of dark beer
  • 1 Tablespoon of Peru Sillao Kikko (Or Soya sauce)
  • 3 Tablespoon of ajino-moto spice
  • 2 Tablespoon of aji panca paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • On a medium bowl mix together all the ingredients creating a homogenous sauce.
  • Rub the chicken with the prepared sauce, it is important to rub the outside and the inside. A kitchen brush can be useful for this. If you have rosemary branches, a good idea is to stick them inside the chicken
  • Marinate it for 2 hours
  • Preheat the oven at 190 ºC (or 370 ºF)
  • Place the chicken in a mold or grill for the oven and cook it for 1 hour or until it is well cocked and the skin is crispy. If the chicken is too dry you can gather part of the marinade prepare previously and spread it over the chicken. Another trick to avoid dry chicken is to place a small mold with water underneath the chicken when it is almost ready.
  • Let it rest for 10 minutes before cutting it and serving it. 

As you can see, the recipe is pretty simple and it can be done for a delicious lunch or dinner. The Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken is usually served with French fries, a fresh salad like cabbage salad and different dips like chimichurri, guacamole and rocoto cream for the chicken.

However you can serve it with other option like steamed vegetables, rice, smashed potatoes, roasted corn and many others.

We invite you to try the flavours of Peru and try many of the recipes we offer you, as well as the best quality ingredients. Get to know more and buy the ingredients used for the Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken:

Pollo a la Brasa is a delicious and flavourful dish that can be served with various sides and sauces. Here are some ideas for serving the chicken and enhancing its flavor:


  • French fries: Pollo a la Brasa is traditionally served with French fries. The fries are typically thin and crispy, seasoned with salt, and served with ketchup or mayonnaise.
  • Salad: A fresh and light salad can be a great complement to the rich and savory chicken. Consider a simple green salad with a lemon vinaigrette or a salad with sliced tomatoes and red onions with a balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Rice: Peruvian-style white rice, or Arroz Blanco, is a popular Pollo a la Brasa side dish. It's simple to prepare and adds a neutral flavor to balance out the chicken's spices.
  • Roasted vegetables: Roasted vegetables, such as carrots, broccoli, or asparagus, can add color and nutrition to your meal.


  • Aji Verde: Aji Verde is a green chili sauce that popularly accompanies Pollo a la Brasa. It is made from Peruvian yellow peppers, garlic, cilantro, and mayonnaise.
  • Aji Amarillo: Aji Amarillo is a bright orange-yellow chili sauce that adds a quick spicy kick to the chicken. It's made from Peruvian yellow peppers and can be found in specialty stores or online.
  • Huacatay: Huacatay is a Peruvian herb with a unique flavor similar to a mix of mint and basil. It's often used to make a sauce that pairs well with the chicken.

When serving Pollo a la Brasa, consider putting out a selection of sauces and sides so guests can choose their favourites. 

A great way to serve the chicken is family-style, carving it at the table and letting everyone help themselves to the sides and sauces. 

With its bold flavour and variety of accompaniments, Pollo a la Brasa will surely be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.

Variations on the classic Pollo a la Brasa recipe:

While the classic Pollo a la Brasa recipe is already delicious, plenty of ways exist to put a unique spin on it. Here are a few suggestions for variations on the traditional recipe:

  • Peruvian-style roasted chicken thighs: Instead of whole chicken, use bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs. The smaller pieces will cook way more quickly and evenly, and the skin will get crispy and flavourful in the oven.

  • Spicy Pollo a la Brasa: If you like your food with a kick, add extra spice to the recipe. Mix some cayenne pepper, paprika, or red pepper flakes into the marinade or spice rub to give it extra heat.
  • Asian-inspired Pollo a la Brasa: Try adding some soy sauce, ginger, and garlic to the marinade, and serve the best chicken with a side of steamed rice and stir-fried vegetables for an Asian-inspired twist on the classic recipe.
  • Pollo a la Brasa tacos: Shred the cooked chicken and served it in tortillas with toppings like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, avocado, and sour cream for a fun and easy taco night.
  • Peruvian-style dipping sauce: Experiment with different sauces to serve alongside the chicken. Aji Amarillo sauce, huacatay sauce, or a garlic-lime aioli can all be delicious with Pollo a la Brasa.
  • Grilled Pollo a la Brasa: If you have a grill, try cooking the chicken on it instead of in the oven. The grill will add a smoky flavor to the chicken that can be delicious.

No matter which variation you choose, Pollo a la Brasa is a versatile and flavourful dish that surely be a hit with your family and friends.