Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce (Aji Verde)

This Peruvian Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce packs in big flavors thanks to the easy marinade and vibrant green sauce (aji verde).

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This chicken has all of the flavors going on thanks to an easy marinade. Marinating boneless chicken thighs in a mix of garlic, soy sauce, and cumin and serving it next to this amazing creamy green sauce gives this dish layers of intricate and authentic Peruvian flavors. 

Similar to my favorite Mojo Sauce and Peruvian Aji Amarillo, the vibrant green sauce in this recipe tastes like it came straight from Peru. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, the flavor and texture are creamy but made tangier with the addition of Greek yogurt.

It’s the perfect dipping sauce for this chicken but can also be used on salads, tacos, and roasted veggies!

I love this meal because it’s quick, casual, and unexpected. It’s the perfect choice when entertaining because the majority of the work can be done ahead of time! Finally, you can forget about babysitting the meat and spending hours cleaning the kitchen.

Close up of grilled chicken next to bowl of green sauce.

What is Peruvian Chicken?

Peruvian grilled chicken, or Pollo a la Brasa, is similar to rotisserie or roasted chicken but marinated first in a mixture of lime juice, oil, garlic, and spices.

My take on Pollo a la Brasa is made using boneless chicken thighs but you can easily swap these for a whole chicken, breasts, wings, or legs. You can even make these Peruvian Chicken Meatballs!

This dish is best served next to a creamy and spicy green sauce (aji verde) made from jalapenos, mayonnaise, and cilantro, so be sure not to skip it!

Green Sauce – Aji Verde Ingredients

  • Jalapeños – remove the ribs for less heat
  • Cilantro – or use parsley if you’re sensitive to cilantro
  • Green Onions – green parts only
  • Garlic
  • Mayonnaise
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Lime Juice – adds a delicious tang
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt + Pepper

How to Make Creamy Green Sauce (Aji Verde)

It’s easy! Just add all of the sauce ingredients (except the olive oil) to a blender or mini food processor (I love this one!) and blend until smooth. Slowly drizzle in the oil with the motor running until it’s fully combined, then transfer the finished sauce to a bowl and refrigerate.

For more information, check out my full post on how to make Peruvian Green Sauce.

How to Make Marinated Peruvian Chicken

Place the chicken thighs in a ziploc bag with the garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, cumin, paprika, oregano, and black pepper. Let it marinate for 8 to 24 hours.

Can I Grill the Chicken?

Grill the Peruvian chicken on an oiled grill grate over medium-high heat. Flip it once and continue cooking until the chicken is done.

Can I Roast the Chicken?

If you prefer to cook indoors, you can roast the chicken in a 500ºF oven for about 30 minutes. Afterward, tent the pan in foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes or until the chicken is browned and fully cooked.

Can I Air Fry the Chicken?

Yes! To make air fryer chicken thighs, preheat your air fryer to 360-degrees. Place the chicken in the air fryer basket and cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 165-degrees.

Overhead shot of grilled chicken on plate with green sauce.

Tips and Substitutions

  • You can leave the mayo out of the green sauce. Just use more Greek yogurt in its place or swap in some sour cream or Mexican crema.
  • If you aren’t sure if the chicken thighs are cooked, use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature. Boneless chicken thighs are fully cooked when their internal temperature reads 165ºF.
  • If you really like spice, substitute the jalapenos in the green sauce for serrano peppers.
  • If the green sauce is too spicy, use only 1 or 2 jalapenos and make sure to remove the seeds and veins from inside the pepper first.
  • You can make this recipe with a whole chicken, breasts, legs, wings, or any cut of chicken you prefer.
  • Make the green sauce with aji amarillo (Peruvian yellow pepper) paste instead of jalapenos for a more authentic flavor.

Wine Pairing for Peruvian Chicken

  • Vinho Verde is high in acidity, which makes it ideal for pairing with the rich and creamy green sauce served with this chicken.
Close up of chicken drizzled with sauce.

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Plate of peruvian chicken on plate with green sauce.

Peruvian Chicken Recipe

Peruvian Chicken with Creamy Green Sauce is packed with flavor and the perfect way to add some international flair to your next barbecue.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Marinating Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



Green Sauce:



  • Puree garlic, soy sauce, lime juice, oil, cumin, paprika, oregano and a pinch of black pepper in a blender.
  • Put chicken in a large ziploc bag and add marinade. Place in refrigerator and allow to marinate for 8 to 24 hours.

Green Sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients except the olive oil in a blender process until smooth. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Grill chicken:

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat (around 350-degrees). Remove chicken from marinade and shake off any extra marinade. Place on the grill grates. Let chicken cook for 5-6 minutes with the grill cover closed to maintain the heat. Use tongs to flip the chicken thighs. Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes. Use a digital thermometer to make sure internal temperature reaches 165°F.

OR – In oven:

  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees and place the chicken pieces in a 13×9 inch roasting pan. Add 1 cup water to the pan. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, then tent the pan with foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked. (The internal temperature should reach 165°F.)
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Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 155mg | Sodium: 1691mg | Potassium: 509mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 21.6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.1mg

Disclosure: This post was originally published in July 2016. It was updated in July 2021 to add new photographs and information. The recipe remains the same. 

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242 thoughts on “Peruvian Chicken with Green Sauce (Aji Verde)”

  1. That sounds so delicious! The grilled, charred, spicy chicken combo sounds perfect for summer. We have a grill on the deck right next to our kitchen but we’re not supposed to use it since it’s charcoal, new HOA regulation, ugh… but we might bend the rules sometime and use it quickly! Glad you’ve been getting a lot of good grilling in this summer!

    Your photos are always perfection!

  2. We love Peruvian chicken with green sauce here! I’ve never grilled it but now I think I must! We just finished a renovation and getting a grill that was accessible to the house was a priority! We are lucky enough to grill year round here in NC. Can’t wait to try this.

      • So I am in the marinating stage of this recipe. I separated the thighs from the legs to make them more manageable (but I think they are prettier whole). I also made the sauce the night before, because sauce is always better with time. My son is in the “no cilantro camp” so I made a double batch, one with, one without. We like things bold and spicy, so I kept the ribs and seeds of the three (giant) Jalapeños, added more garlic and two Serranos to boot, for each batch. I also transposed the yogurt and Mayo measurements (more yogurt than mayo). Surprisingly, I can’t decide which version of sauce I like better! It is somewhat annoying when someone rates a recipe, but totally changes it, but I have done it to make the point that you can totally make this even if you don’t dig cilantro.

  3. If you are ever in nyc, there is a place in Queens that serves a chicken dish very similar to this. If i remember correctly, the name of the restaurant was Pio Pio. The green sauce is amazing. Thank you for posting the recipe. Can’t wait to try it!!!

    • Hi David – If you’re looking for a white wine, go with something with a bit of body to it – A Chardonnay or Rhone-style white blend would work well. As far as red wine goes, a juicy Tempranillo or Malbec would be amazing. Enjoy!

  4. I’m not sure what you mean by “1 pounds whole chicken quartered, about 3 1/2” … does that mean
    “1 whole chicken quartered, about 3 1/2” (with the word ‘pound’ removed)?

  5. Made this last night and it was excellent. My only suggestion would be a little less Cilantro. Otherwise.. outstanding!!! 24 hr marinade is a must. I grilled over lump charcoal. Skin was fantastic.

      • 5 stars
        This was amazing! I only had small breast pieces to use but they were so good, I’ll definitely be making this again. That green sauce was divine, I kept going back for more! Thank you so much for sharing!

          • Erin I had to come back and rave about the sauce again! I made it again tonight to use in the rice and black bean burritos we were having and it just elevated them so much! I don’t know if I’ve ever made such a versatile sauce, chicken, burritos, grilled veggies, I bet it’s even an amazing salad dressing. Thank you again!

  6. Hi,

    I need help! I’m making this for dinner tomorrow. I don’t have a grill so I need to make this in the oven. Do I cook the chicken in the roasting pan, on the roasting rack…or just in the pan with a cup of water?!?!

      • Hi Erin,

        Just to clarify — the water is in the roasting rack together with the chicken?

        Or the chicken on the rack, but a cup of water in another container in the oven?

        Thanks! I’m a newbie cook so might come across a bit dense.

          • Hi Natasha – I’m sorry the instructions weren’t clear. I just adjusted the recipe instructions. I add the water directly to the pan with the chicken. It keeps the chicken moist as it roasts, but it will evaporate by the end of the cook time. You can also use a roasting rack if you prefer, and add the water to the pan below the rack in the pan. Hope that helps!

      • Hi! This recipe looks delicious, can’t wait to try it! By any chance do you know the name of the plate in Spanish? I’m Peruvian and there are ingredients I’ve never heard being used in Peruvian cuisine. Either way looks delicious. Cheers!

  7. This chicken looks incredible and so does the green sauce! I’m not really into doing anything with the grill, but maybe when the heat wave is over!

  8. Yum!! That sauce sounds so good! And I’m always looking for new white wines to try, I can’t wait to try this one. Where do you find it usually? Would Fred Meyer or Safeway have it?

  9. That sauce looks incredible. I am sooo into that. And Vinho Verde is the best. Course I love anything with a few bubbles, but it’s so perfect for summer. I feel like people don’t drink it enough.

  10. Hi Erin,

    I’m a bit confused. When roasting in the oven, do you pour the water into the roasting rack together with the chicken?

    Or does the water sit in a different container in the oven, while the chicken roasts on a rack?


  11. 5 stars
    Wow! Just made this for my family tonight and everyone loved it, even my picky daughter. Only problem thing i would do different is marinade it longer. I only marinaded it for 7 hours, next time ill start it the night before. I also used chicken breasts which worked out well. Thanks

  12. Is there another way to prepare the grilled chicken without it marinating? Also, what type of beverage do you think will go good with this?

    • Hi Shaniqua – You can marinate this for as little as 30 minutes, though the flavor won’t be as intense. I’d pair it with a zippy, tangy white wine like a Vinho Verde or Pinot Gris.

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is DELICIOUS! And the sauce is addictive, maybe you should sell it. My family spent the week fighting over the leftovers. Definitely will make it again!

  14. 5 stars
    This is so good! I served it with rice and a green salad–and the creamy sauce doubles as salad dressing. Glad I found this site during the quarantine, I’ve made a few of your recipes and they all come out fabulous.

  15. 5 stars
    A must try recipe! We paired this chicken with arroz verde which uses a lot of overlapping ingredients and it was a perfect weeknight summer meal. Will be a repeat in our household!

  16. Haven’t tried this yet, but wondering if I could substitute parsley for the cilantro, since I’m one of those people with the cilantro-tastes-like-soap genes? Or would the other flavors in the green sauce mask the cilantro?
    Thanks for your response–looking forward to trying this.

  17. 5 stars
    Peruvian chicken was a hit at my house for a family dinner! It was the perfect amount of flavor, not spicy. The green sauce is a great complement to the dish! We loved it.

  18. 5 stars
    I love to cook and this recipe was absolutely delicious! Husband couldn’t get enough of it! Even the teens loved it! THANK YOU… bring more!

  19. 5 stars
    This recipe is pretty simple. It works out great. While it does require some prep (the marinating) it’s not difficult. Honestly this may become a staple for me. I used chicken legs and they turned out fine.

  20. 5 stars
    I made this in the oven with drumsticks and it was superb!! I can’t wait to make it for my sister and her super picky family. I am sure it will be a bit hit with them.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  21. 5 stars
    Amazing! I’m not even finished eating and I’m leaving this comment. I only marinated the chicken for about four hours and it’s still delicious.

  22. 5 stars
    I don’t usually leave recipe reviews but had to, in case someone else comes across this. Loved this recipe. Tasted marinade before using and almost threw it away. Made it exactly according to directions. I did not like it and it wasn’t what I was imagining. Used it anyways. I was so wrong. It was amazing & perfect once the chicken was grilled. Exactly, what I had imagined and hoped it would taste like. You don’t even need the sauce. But the sauce is great, too. Delicious recipe, extra crispy, garlic, smashed potatoes would make a great side dish and you can use a little of the sauce. 5 star recipe.

  23. I have an abundance of fresh jalepenos all of a sudden and came across this recipe while trying to figure out what to do with them. Unfortunately I already have meals planned for this week and won’t be able to squeeze this in. Do you think I could make just the sauce right now and freeze it until I’m ready to use in a week or two?

    • Hi Karen – Yes, you can freeze this sauce. I like to make it up in batches and transfer to ice cube trays. The texture can change a bit from freezing and thawing, but it is still delicious!

  24. 5 stars
    This was outstanding! I marinated my chicken thighs for 24 hours then grilled them. They were perfect. Just the right sear and so tender. And the sauce… oh the sauce. I basically just put it on everything on the plate. Broccoli is good with it too btw 🙂 I’m glad the recipe made so much sauce. If I don’t use it all (on just about anything) I’ll freeze it and save it for the next time I make this… which will be soon. So easy and so tasty!

  25. 5 stars
    I have never commented on a recipe before but I HAD to for this – this was AMAZING. Easy to make the sauce and marinade ahead of time in the morning, and then it’s a quick meal to whip up for dinner! I baked the thighs instead, at 425 for 30 minutes.
    Thank you so much!!

  26. Hi, this sounds delicious! I’m wondering if you could cook the chicken in the air fryer and get the right result? I don’t have access to a grill and it’s too hot to blast my oven (no AC here) at the moment.

  27. 5 stars
    Soooooo good and so easy to make. I broiled it on low for 10mins then flipped and broiled another 10. I’m pretty sure you can broil on high for less time. I paired with coconut lime cilantro rice and it was killer. The sauce should not be missed – it was perfect. This is gonna be on my regular rotation for sure!

  28. 5 stars
    This recipe looks outstanding! I can’t wait to make it! We don’t mix milk with meat. Do you think it would work if I used non-dairy yogurt or coconut milk?

  29. 45 minutes in a 500 degree oven? Is that correct? Recipe sounds delicious and really looking forward to that green sauce! Just a little concerned about burning the chicken with those oven instructions.

  30. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight and it was so good! Will definitely be making it again! This sauce is insanely good! I made some smashed potatoes and grilled zucchini for the side

  31. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. I used chicken thighs because I had them on hand, and I subbed Serrano peppers for the jalapeños because I grew them in my garden! Additionally, I used the leftover green sauce as an overnight chicken marinade – I baked at 400 degrees for roughly 25 min. Heavenly! It was a fantastic way to reduce food waste, and prep for the nest night’s dinner!

  32. 5 stars
    Finally made this tonight after having the recipe saved for awhile. HUGE HIT!! Chicken tasted so good and the green sauce was scrumptious. Served with grilled red and green bell peppers and coconut rice. So easy and flavorful. We will be making this again and again!

    • Hi William – I used regular paprika in this recipe. Smoked paprika (depending on the brand you’re using) can be much spicier, but also delicious!

  33. 5 stars
    This is so freaking good! I first made it in 2020 and have been coming back to it regularly. Yesterday I shared it with a friend and she asked for the recipe before we even sat down to eat.

  34. 5 stars
    This was a huge hit at my house, including 3 teenagers! I love recipes like this that are simple and quick but pack a ton of flavor. The sauce is out of this world – planning on using it on grilled flank steak next!

  35. Hi,
    So, question – wehen you add 1 cup water to the pan, should the chicken be immersed in the water, or is it somewhat like a water bath? Sorry, just confused. Not a pro! 😅

    • Hi Kimmy – The water will be added to the pan with the chicken, so like a water bath. However, as it cooks, the water will evaporate. It’s mainly there to help keep the chicken moist. Hope that helps!

  36. I just whipped up the marinade and the green sauce so we can have this tomorrow for dinner. The only problem is, I can’t stop dipping tortilla chips in the green sauce! LOL I had to sample it and it’s amazing. Do NOT skip the sauce. Can’t wait to have it with the chicken tomorrow!

  37. 5 stars
    This was AMAZING!

    I used bone in chicken thighs from Costco and baked them at 450° for 30 min and they were perfect. Any longer they would have dried out. This is going into our regular rotation of recipes! Thank you!

  38. 5 stars
    Wow, this is the best chicken recipe that I have made in a very long time! I used chicken breasts which worked great.
    Since I marinated overnight, I made the green sauce the night before also, and I’m glad I did. It compliments the meal so well and it’s all ready to go for an easy weeknight meal.

    Will be making this often! Thank you for the great recipe.

  39. 5 stars
    This is BOMB! Flavor town! All I did different was use Penzy Smoked Paprika. I plan on trying to making this vegan for my husband with tofu and vegan yogurt. I will probably cut the tofu in a few slices and let it marinade for about 2 days but I think this great flavor will still be there!

  40. 5 stars
    This was AMAZING!! I served it with black beans and rice and a salad to several international friends. It was a huge hit. I shared the recipe with my kids and am making it again this week to meet my son’s girlfriend. It is SO yummy!!

  41. It would be really helpful to viewers to add the marinade time (8-24 hours) to the total recipe time. I went to make it for dinner, but quickly realized that wasn’t going to be the case haha. Excited to try!

  42. I made this!! It was a super hit with my fam XO!! Today my youngest requested I make this again. Had to look it up on Google haha – so created a note on my desktop in my Recipes folder since it’s now on a regular rotation. Flavors are incredulous!!

  43. 5 stars
    This is so amazing! So light and refreshing. All I changed was the thighs to breasts cut into chunks. It’s winter so I broiled them. I did marinate for 24 hours and made the green sauce the day before also. So worth the wait. Thank you so much for a new favorite!

  44. 5 stars
    Just made this for lunch using chicken breasts only and it was delicious! Did not have time to marinate the chicken for 24 hours, but it sure tasted really good. Will definitely be making it again soon – maybe with a little bit less garlic.

  45. 5 stars
    I only had time to make the sauce and it made our dinner bowls! Thank you so much for sharing and can’t wait to make the entire meal soon!

  46. 5 stars
    Amazing! I repeatedly fail when I pull out a recipe and attempt dinner. Not this time! I even got praise from my wife for cooking this. Never happens! The only things I changed was using 100% plain Greek yogurt over the mayo or sour cream. And substituting the jalapeños with the Aji Amarillo Sauce. Will definitely be making this again!

  47. 5 stars
    I made this recipe last night for my guests and one of them is from Peru. You can imagine, l wanted his critique, it was amazingly delicious, everyone wouldn’t stop saying how delicious the chicken and that green sauce hit a home run. I made the whole recipe how it is with all those ingredients EXCELLENT you must make this recipe. Thank you 😋

  48. If I was to use chicken breast, how long should I cook it for in the oven?

    I can’t wait to make this recipe – it looks amazing. (my family don’t like the texture of thigh, I know I know, it’s annoying because the flavour is better).

  49. The best part about making the Peruvian chicken roast is that, it is so simple and gives a brand new definition to the term, Roasted chicken. served with a Green dip made with jalapenos and mayo, I loved the combination.

  50. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe 3 times now. Once I had made it for a Mother’s Day BBQ. I was able to cook the thighs on the grill and it was an absolute hit! Everyone wanted the recipe. I’ve also made it in the oven as well and it’s just as amazing! So easy to just put everything in a blender and go! Love this.

  51. 5 stars
    Hi, Erin!

    I happened to come across your recipe on Pinterest. And well… I LOVED IT!! It had so much flavor and the smell was so so good.
    My family really enjoyed it. The only thing I wished I did was grill the chicken. Our gas tank had no more and so I went to my eldest sister’s house to use her tank, but she didn’t have any as well. So I used the air fryer and the pan. Two different techniques, but they still worked out. I want to do it again. That’s how much I enjoyed it. And the green sauce? Yes.
    Thank you for the recipe!

  52. 5 stars
    Thank you, thank you. This recipe is exceptional! I used half of a skinless, bone-in turkey breast, marinated for about 24 hours and smoked it for about 3 hrs at 220F. Delicious, utterly delicious. The green sauce is every bit as good as everyone else says. I love lots of flavor without lots of heat and this sauce delivered both after scraping the jalapenos clear of seeds and veins. I will be making this again and again with different proteins.

  53. 5 stars
    This is sooo yummy as printed. We rolled it in tortillas with some lettuce, onions, and tomatoes. The sauce is to die for. That said, I make a double batch of the sauce, one with cilantro, and one without cilantro, and I used parsley instead. Both of them are so delicious. I can’t believe they don’t like cilantro. But that’s just me. This is a fantastic recipe. It’s not just good it’s amazing. You should sell this on a food truck.

  54. 5 stars
    This dish is SO good. Like, stunningly good. I put everything together in the morning and we grilled in the evening. Super simple and taste for days. My husband doesn’t care for yogurt so I used sour cream instead. This is definitely going on my regular menu rotation!

  55. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazinggggg!!! Marinaded for about 7 hours. Cooked in cast iron- don’t have a grill nor roasting pan. Came out incredible. The sauce is to die for. Although at first I made it a tad too spicy- was easily fixed by just adding a little more Greek yogurt. Boyfriend LOVED this meal and he’s very honest with my cooking! Totally recommend. So easy!

  56. 5 stars
    Tried it today w/ steak instead of chicken. Did the same marinade and all- was INCREDIBLE!!! I kinda liked it more than the chicken and the chicken was unreal.

  57. Hiya!
    I’m hoping to try this recipe this week. Could you please specify what kind of soy sauce to use? Are you referring to a thicker sweet indonesian one or the japanese salty one? Or a different kind altogether? There’s so many options, but for some reason in all the American recipes that I find it’s only ever named as soy sauce and I just can’t figure out what kind is referred to unfortunately

  58. 5 stars
    Love this recipe. Only thing I would suggest is that the three jalapenos was a bit much. I would suggest that folks start with less peppers unless you really like the heat. A very different dish but not that difficult to pull off. By the way, the folks at America’s Test Kitchens feel that you don’t have to marinate overnight. I only did two hours and it came out fine

  59. This authentic Peruvian chicken with creamy green sauce was the highlight of my meal last night! I had some guests over and everyone appreciated this so much. Thanks a lot for the idea

  60. 5 stars
    This WHOLE recipe is absolutely amazing! I was not expecting for the chicken to turn out as amazing as it did due to the fact this is my first time cooking with chicken thighs + not having access to a grill. I marinated mine overnight and wow I want more & more

  61. 5 stars
    This recipe was FANTASTIC! I made this dinner for myself for the first night in my apartment. It was so flavorful- the sauce is maybe my new favorite condiment! I’m currently making it again a second time, this time adding potatoes and carrots to roast in the marinade- it’s a perfectly delicious dish for a Sunday evening!

  62. 5 stars
    My husband said this tasted exactly like the chicken he had eaten in Peru, green sauce included! We loved it and are already planning on making it again.

  63. 5 stars
    I was surprised how good this was. I was just looking for something to use up my chicken thighs and thought it looked good. One bite and my husband and I looked at each other and went “holy crap, that’s good!” Definitely adding this to the rotation.

  64. 5 stars
    I found this recipe searching for green foods…I host a St. Patrick’s “green feast” each year for our church youth group and like to find new things to serve. This was fabulous with so much flavor! I used chicken breasts cut into smaller servings and marinaded and grilled just as the recipe suggests. I used the multiplier on the website to serve 25 and it made it so easy! We had this with homemade mashed potatoes (tinted green) and various other green vegetables, fruits, and desserts. This was delicious and the leftover chicken is great on salad the next day, with the sauce as a dressing. Thank you so much!

  65. 5 stars
    This is one of the recipes we make when we have company over. It’s so delicious and everyone is always impressed with the flavors! I could literally drink the green sauce… sooo good!

  66. 4 stars
    Not many state – “parsley if you are sensitive to cilantro”. Parsley is bland but gotta tell ya, I hate cilantro – poor me, I so wish I loved it as all southwest recipes call for it. Not much throws me, but also carraway seeds, related in a taste sense. Alas, parsley it will be.

    • Hi Keesha – Yes, you could replace it with a mixture of red wine vinegar and orange juice. Or, swap in some lemon juice and vinegar. Hope that helps!

  67. 5 stars
    So delicious! I’ve made it twice now with green rice and it’s my son’s favorite dish! Everything is so fresh and colorful. Thank you for sharing and adding air fryer directions. I have to grill it next time, but it’s flavorful all the same!

  68. 5 stars
    I wish I could give this more stars! It was so delicious. I served it with cilantro lime rice and a salad. The sauce is amazing (and I’m glad I have a lot left over!). This recipe is definitely “company worthy,” especially because the work is done in advance. One last point I’ll make about the sauce is that it’s a lot less spicy than I expected with the jalapeños. I love spice, but feared it might be too much for my kids, but not one complaint from them. I can’t wait to try this again!

  69. 4 stars
    My kitchen smelled DELICIOUS when it was cooking!! I put it in the oven for the full 45 (adding the tinfoil tent at 30 min) and it made it a little over cooked. Next time I honestly might take it out of the oven at 35ish min. Overall so so so yummy I paired with rice and roasted carrots!

  70. 5 stars
    My family absolutely loves this recipe!! It’s a regular in our house. Most of the time I utilize my cast iron grill pan to cook the chicken. I have also served this recipe at multiple parties, including our NYE party, where I serve the chicken on a stick. Even the kids enjoy the chicken, and the adults always rave about the green dipping sauce. We serve latkes along side the chicken on sticks for easy finger food. They pair nicely. Thank you for this great recipe!!!

  71. Question:
    Is it possible to put the marinade and the chicken in a freezer zip-lock and placing it in the freezer to make later this week (like a freezer meal)? I wouldn’t add the lime until the morning of. I tend to freeze my chicken after buying it for the week if I do not plan on cooking with it right away.

    I am just worried if I put it in the freezer with out the marinade, I would have to basically take the chicken out 2 days prior to cooking it to give it time to defrost and time to let it marinade.

  72. 5 stars
    Hi. My recipe says 2 lbs of thigh chicken skinless and boneless so why am I seeing 3-1/2 lbs one chicken cut up and sounding like using the bottom quarters? Help 🙏


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