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Nutrition Facts

Calories 469
  Calories from Fat 275 (59%)
(47%)Total Fat 31g
(44%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(49%)Cholesterol 146mg
(12%)Sodium 282mg
(15%)Potassium 528mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(9%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 31g
* 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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Peruvian Grilled Chicken Thighs with Tomato-Cilantro Sauce


  • 8 chicken thighs, bone-in (with or without skin)

  • 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, cooked (optional)

  • 4 Tbs sour cream

  • Tomato-Cilantro Sauce2 ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1 small red onion, coarsely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped

  • 1 7 oz jar, roasted red peppers, drained

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • Salt and pepper to taste

This mildly spicy chicken dish pays a delicious homage to the flavors of Peru.


  • Prepare the coals for the grill or pre-heat 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.
  • While 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 rice onto eight plates, divide the sauce among them, arrange chicken thighs on top of the sauce and garnish with avocado slices and dollops of sour cream.

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