Plate of roasted chicken and fries with dipping sauces
There's A Reason This Peruvian Chicken Dish Is A Secret
Pollo a la brasa is a Peruvian dish that features chicken marinated in a mix of herbs, spices, and peppers and roasted on a spit. However, the precise composition is a secret.
Many accredit Swiss immigrant Roger Schuler for its popularity after he started a chicken restaurant called La Granja Azul in the 1950s, which utilized a salt-based marinade.
Other chefs started integrating more Peruvian flavors, and it wasn't long before the marinades evolved into an expansive array of blends, showcasing Peru's wide-ranging influences.
Nowadays, they can contain Peruvian peppers, more European influences like paprika, oregano, cumin, and garlic, as well as vinegar, soy sauce, and ground bean sauce.