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Peruvian Chicken Kebabs (anticuchos)

Peruvian street food featuring chicken chunks marinated in fruity, spicy sauce, skewered then grilled.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Peruvian
Servings: 2 people
Author: Marwin Brown


Chicken Kebabs

  • 2 chicken breast fillets cut into bite sized pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • Yellow Pepper Marinade

Yellow Pepper Marinade Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp aji amarillo paste store bought or homemade
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 black pepper

(Optional) Homemade Aji Amarillo Paste Ingredients

  • 6-8 aji amarillo chiles (stemmed and deseeded) substitute 2 habanero and 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp canola oil


Aji Amarillo Paste Instructions

  • Place chiles in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes until ajis are soft. Strain ajis and place in blender and add other ingredients. Blend to form a creamy paste. Strain in a mesh sieve.

Yellow Pepper Marinade Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in bowl and mix well

Chicken Kebabs Instructions

  • Marinate chicken in yellow pepper marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove pieces from marinade. Sprinkle with salt. Thread 3-4 pieces onto two skewers each.
  • Grill chicken kebabs on high heat about 4 minutes per side, brushing with the marinade.
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