Peruvian Style Roasted Chicken with Sweet Onions

Peruvian Style Roasted Chicken with Sweet OnionsDifficulty: Easy

Category: main dish

Time: 1 hour

Servings: 6




-1 1/2 tsp expeller-pressed canola oil, plus more for oiling the pan
-1 1/2 Tbsp sweet paprika
-1 Tbsp ground cumin
-1 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
-1 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
-5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
-2 1/2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
-2 large sweet onions, peeled and thickly sliced
-1 chicken, cut into 10 serving pieces*
-2 red or yellow bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into chunks
-1 lemon, sliced


Preheat oven to 425°F. Oil a large roasting pan and set aside. In a small bowl, combine paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar and oil to make a paste. Place onions in a large bowl and toss with 2 Tbsp of the paste. Rub chicken pieces with remaining paste and place in prepared pan, then cover with onions, peppers and lemon. Roast, basting occasionally with pan juices, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are very tender, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes before serving.

* Note: If the chicken has been precut into eight pieces, simply cut each breast in half through the rib cage to ensure even cooking. Or, you can ask your butcher to cut a whole chicken into 10 pieces with breasts deboned.

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