Air Fryer Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce – Pampered Chef

This is one of my all-time FAVORITE air fryer recipes!!  Crispy on the outside, juicy and full of flavor on the inside, this Air Fryer Peruvian Chicken is SO easy to make, and even more delicious when served with the spicy and creamy green sauce.

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Let’s jump right in!

Ingredients

  • 4 lb. whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed

For the Peruvian Green Sauce

  • ½ bunch cilantro with stems
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt OR mayonnaise

Instructions

To make the Peruvian Green Sauce:

Add all ingredients in Manual Food Processor and pulse until combined. Chill until ready to serve.

To make the Peruvian Chicken:

Pat chicken dry with a paper towel, place on cutting board.

Add remaining ingredients in Manual Food Processor and pulse until combined. Coat chicken with the mixture. 

Tie the legs together with a 12″ (30-cm) piece of cooking twine. Tie the wings against the breasts with a 24″ (61-cm) piece of twine. Insert the Deluxe Air Fryer spit though the legs where they are tied together and through the cavity, centering the bird on the spit. Insert the forks securely into the chicken and tighten the screws.

Turn the wheel to select the ROTISSERIE setting; press the wheel to select. Turn the wheel to adjust the time to 45 minutes. Press the wheel to start.

When the timer is up, use the retrieval tool to remove the spit. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C), adding more time, if needed.

That’s it!! I hope that you’ll give this a try, and please leave a comment to let me know what you think about this recipe.  I would love to hear from you. Let’s make great food together!

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Air Fryer Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce – Pampered Chef

Crispy on the outside, juicy and full of flavor on the inside, this Air Fryer Peruvian Chicken is SO easy to make, and even more delicious when served with the spicy and creamy green sauce.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine South America
Servings 6 servings
Calories 394 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lb whole chicken
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lime juiced
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves pressed

For the Peruvian Green Sauce

  • ½ bunch cilantro stems
  • 1 jalapeno seed removed
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt OR mayonnaise

Instructions
 

  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel,place on cutting board.
  • Add remaining ingredients in Manual Food Processor and pulse until combined. Coat chicken with the mixture. 
  • Tie the legs together with a 12" (30-cm) piece of cooking twine. Tie the wings against the breasts with a 24" (61-cm) piece of twine. Insert the Deluxe Air Fryer spit though the legs where they are tied together and through the cavity, centering the bird on the spit. Insert the forks securely into the chicken and tighten the screws.
  • Turn the wheel to select the ROTISSERIE setting; press the wheel to select. Turn the wheel to adjust the time to 45 minutes. Press the wheel to start.
  • When the timer is up, use the retrieval tool to remove the spit. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C), adding more time, if needed.

To make the Peruvian Green Sauce

  • Add all ingredients in Manual Food Processor and pulse until combined. Chill until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 30gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 667mgPotassium: 350mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 487IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 89mgIron: 2mg
Keyword air fryer, Green Sauce, Peruvian Chicken
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Bob
Bob
5 days ago

3 stars
While this may be good…. Which I can’t say. This is ‘mock’ Peruvian chicken and green sauce. It’s missing true ingredients that can be easily obtained online. This doesn’t contain authentic ingredients nor substitutions.