Flavorful Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken Recipe

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When we talk about chicken recipes, nothing can beat the recipe of Gordon Ramsay Peruvian chicken. Crispy and juicy chicken served along with green sauce and salad, this recipe is a great one to try.

Gordon Ramsay is a British chef, writer, television personality, and restaurateur from Scotland. His restaurants are awarded a total of 16 Michelin stars. I made Peruvian chicken from Gordon Ramsay’s recipe books.

To make this Peruvian chicken, make the spice mixture and spread it inside the chicken’s skin and season with salt. Roast the chicken for 20 minutes.

Pour the pan juices on it and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then, bake for 50 minutes. Serve along with green sauce and salad.

For a less spicy sauce, remove the ribs and seeds of the jalapeños before puréeing. You can add ají Amarillo, it is a Peruvian yellow pepper paste that can be found in most Latin markets.

This was just a quick overview of the recipe. For a detailed step-by-step process, scroll down. Don’t skip the ingredients, though. But before going to the complete recipe, let’s check out some other Gordon Ramsay recipes.

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What Equipment Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken?

  • Oven – Roast seasoned chicken in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the juices run clear.
  • Roasting Pan – Roast the chicken on a roasting pan for 20 minutes.
  • Blender – Blend the spices in a blender until it will become smooth.
  • Mixing Bowls – Mix the ingredients well in mixing bowls until you achieve a desired consistency.
  • Knife – Chop the veggies and cut the backbone of spatchcock chicken.
  • Spoon – Pour the drippings over the chicken with a spoon,
  • Platter – Serve the chicken along with pan juices and green sauce on a platter.

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
30 Minutes1 Hour 30 Minutes2 Hours

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken?

For Chicken

  • Chicken – Butterflying the chicken ensures that it cooks evenly on the grill, even without a rotisserie.
  • Lemons – Lemon will help add flavor and tenderize the chicken, resulting in tough, rubbery, or even mushy texture.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil can also help to lock in the juiciness of the chicken.
  • Garlic Cloves – Mince garlic powder to give the salad more flavor.
  • Ground Cumin – Sprinkle cumin to add rich and hearty, earthy and warm, with an edge of citrus to the chicken.
  • Paprika – Paprika will add mild and sweetness to the chicken.
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper – Black pepper will give the chicken a rich, hearty, and indulgent flavor.
  • Dried Oregano – Oregano will add an intensely aromatic, slightly bitter and spicy flavor to the salad.
  • Kosher Salt – Season the chicken with salt to enhance it’s flavors.

For Green Sauce

  • Cilantro Leaves – Blend cilantro to give a fresh, citrusy, and soapy taste in the sauce.
  • Jalapeno – Chop and blend jalapeno to get a bright, vegetable and very green, with a slight level of heat flavor in the sauce.
  • Garlic Clove – Mince garlic cloves with a knife so that it can dissolve into sauce, leaving behind a big hit of intense flavor.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil will provide velvety and smooth texture to the sauces.
  • Fresh Lime Juice – Lime juice will enhance the flavor of sauce to provide a light, and fresh flavor.
  • Kosher Salt – Add kosher salt to enhance flavor of the ingredients.
  • Mayonnaise – Using mayonnaise as a base for the spicy, tangy green sauce makes it creamy and rich.

For The Salad

  • Persian Cucumbers – Cucumbers will add a mild, lightly sweet flavor and crispy texture to the salad.
  • Ripe Avocado – Avocado will add buttery and creamy flavor with the a slightly nutty, and earthy grassy undertones to the salad.
  • Scallions – Scallions will add the sharp, somewhat-spicy, and peppery flavor to the salad.
  • Fresh Lime Juice – You will need lemon juice to give a citrusy tart taste to your chicken salad.
  • Olive Oil – A medium olive oil is necessary to bring out the taste of the salad.
  • Kosher Salt – Add salt to maximize the crispness and flavor by causing them to release water from the veggies. 
  • Cilantro Leaves – Because of the citrus notes, this herb will pair well with salad.
Gordon Ramsay Peruvian chicken

Steps To Make Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken

1. Making Chicken

Preheat the oven at 400°F. In a medium bowl, take lemon, grated zest, salt, oregano, pepper, paprika, oil, cumin, and garlic.

Along both sides, cut the backbone of spatchcock chicken. With the help of your palm, press down the breastbone until you hear the crack sound. Pat dry using a paper towel. Then, rub lemon quarters over it.

From the edges, loosen the skin of the chicken using your fingers. Spread the spice mixture inside the skin using a spoon and season the chicken with salt.

Transfer chicken to a roasting pan. Roast chicken for 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Then, pour the pan juices over the chicken. Leave the chicken to sit for 5 minutes.

Then, at 165ºF, roast chicken for 50-60 minutes. Transfer chicken to the cutting board and leave it for 15 minutes.

2. Making Green Sauce

In a blender, add cilantro, jalapenos, garlic, oil, lime juice, and salt. Blend them until it will become smooth and add mayonnaise while blending.

Put all the sauce in a small bowl and keep it in the refrigerator.

3. Making Salad

In a large bowl, toss cilantro, salt, oil, lime juice, chopped scallions, avocado, and cucumbers. If needed, sprinkle cilantro over.

On a platter, serve the chicken along with pan juices and serve with green sauce and salad.

Nutritional Information

Calories125.7 kcal
Carbohydrates 3.9 g
Protein15.6 g
Fat6.4 g
Cholesterol 47.7 g
Sodium548.9 mg
Potassium 195.5 mg

How Will Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken Look And Taste Like?

Burnished-skinned, deeply flavored and more than just a little spicy, it’s no wonder that Gordon Ramsay Peruvian chicken has become something of an obsession.

Butterflied chicken with a spice rub gets slow-cooked on the grill, then quickly cooked directly over the coals to crisp the skin. It comes out tender and juicy, and goes perfectly with a simple spicy and creamy sauce made with jalapeños and mayonnaise.

Recipe Card

Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken Recipe

Gordon Ramsay Peruvian Chicken Recipe

Gordon Ramsay Peruvian chicken is crispy and juicy chicken served along with green sauce and salad, this recipe is a great one to try.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 125.7 kcal

Equipment

Oven
Roasting Pan
Blender
3 Mixing Bowls
Knife
Spoon
Platter

Ingredients
  

For Chicken

  • 1 Chicken
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • ½ tablespoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Kosher Salt

For Green Sauce

  • cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Cilantro Leaves with Tender Stems
  • 1 Jalapeno (chopped)
  • 1 Garlic Clove (minced)
  • 2 ½ Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt

For The Salad

  • 1 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 3 Scallions
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ½ cup Cilantro Leaves

Instructions
 

Making Chicken

  • At 400°F, preheat the oven.
  • In a medium bowl, take lemon, grated zest, salt, oregano, pepper, paprika, oil, cumin, garlic. Add lime juice to the spice mixture.
  • Along both sides, cut the backbone of spatchcock chicken.
  • With the help of your palm, press down the breastbone until you hear the crack sound.
  • Pat dry using a paper towel. Then, rub lemon quarters over it.
  • From the edges, loosen the skin of the chicken using your fingers.
  • Spread the spice mixture inside the skin using a spoon and season the chicken with salt.
  • Transfer chicken to a roasting pan. Roast chicken for 20 minutes. Then, pour the pan juices over the chicken.
  • Leave the chicken to sit for 5 minutes. Then, at 165ºF, roast chicken for 50-60 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to the cutting board and leave it for 15 minutes.

Making Green Sauce

  • In a blender, add cilantro, jalapenos, garlic, oil, lime juice, and salt.
  • Blend them until it will become smooth and add mayonnaise while blending.
  • Put all the sauce in a small bowl and keep it in the refrigerator.

Making Salad

  • In a large bowl, toss cilantro, salt, oil, lime juice, scallions, avocado, cucumbers. If needed, sprinkle cilantro over.
  • On a platter, serve the chicken along with pan juices and serve with green sauce and salad.

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Nutrition

Calories: 125.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.9g | Protein: 15.6g | Fat: 6.4g | Cholesterol: 47.7mg | Sodium: 548.9mg | Potassium: 195.5mg
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is special about Peruvian chicken?

A chicken is marinated in combination of garlic, herbs, and spices before roasting on a pan, giving the bronzed, crispy skin an addictively exotic and earthy taste.

What is Peruvian chicken made of?

Peruvian grilled chicken is marinated first in a mixture of lime juice, oil, garlic, and spices. My take on Peruvian chicken is made using boneless chicken thighs but you can easily swap these for a whole chicken, breasts, wings, or legs.

How do you cut a Peruvian chicken?

To remove the legs from the chicken, lift the bone to expose where the leg meats the breast and cut through where thigh meets the breast. To separate leg from thigh, cut through joint. Slice breast down the middle and you can additionally cut into slices to serve.

Is Peruvian chicken healthy?

A full serving of Peruvian chicken contains significant amounts of zinc which helps boost the immune system. Another important nutrient in Peruvian chicken is selenium. The body needs it to support the immune system and reduce inflammation. It acts as an antioxidant and neutralizes the free radicals.

Conclusion

When I gave this Gordon Ramsay Peruvian chicken recipe a try, it tasted divine. It was crispy and the right amount of spicy. This recipe is definitely worth a try.

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