Peruvian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Cilantro Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 12 min.
This mildly spicy chicken dish pays homage to the flavors of Peru.


  • 8 chicken thighs, bone in (with or without skin), about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and sliced to garnish
  • 2 cups white rice (optional), cooked
  • 4 Tbs sour cream
  • Sauce2 ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 7-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the coals for the grill or preheat the broiler.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the coriander, cayenne and salt. Rub the chicken thighs with the spice mixture.
  • Grill the chicken until it is nicely charred all over and the internal temperature is 160°F when tested with a thermometer.
  • SauceWhile the chicken is cooking, prepare the sauce. Put all the sauce ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Adjust seasoning and set aside.
  • To serve, spoon a bed of rice onto each of 4 plates, divide the sauce among them, arrange chicken thighs on top of the sauce and garnish with avocado slices and dollops of sour cream.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 163
  Calories from Fat 109 (67%)
(20%)Total Fat 13g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
(8%)Cholesterol 23mg
(13%)Sodium 321mg
(12%)Potassium 415mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(17%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(11%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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