Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish. Check to make sure the mayonnaise and the sour cream is gluten-free.


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Peruvian Chicken

Servings = 8 | Serving size =1 piece chicken

Cooking Time = 75 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

Roast chicken makes great leftovers hot or cold, and the leftover sauce is great on sandwiches in place of mustard or mayo.

Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Savory Quinoa or Savory Quinoa - Low Sodium Version


Serve with Green Beans with Red Onion or Jicama Slaw or Cucumber and Chive Salad or Low Sodium Cucumber and Chive Salad

2 medium jalapeno peppers
1 cup fresh cilantro
4 cloves garlic (divided)
2 Tbsp reduced fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup reduced fat sour cream
2 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
1/2 lime (juiced)
1 tsp lime zest
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp paprika or smoked paprika
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp dried oregano
4 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce
1 medium whole chicken (about 4 pounds)

Peruvian Chicken recipe from Dr. Gourmet
To make the sauce, place the peppers, cilantro, 2 cloves of garlic, mayonnaise, sour cream, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lime juice, lime zest, salt, and fresh ground black pepper to taste in a blender and puree until smooth.

Place in the refrigerator to chill.

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Mince the remaining 2 cloves of garlic and place in a large mixing bowl.

Add the cumin, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, oregano, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and the soy sauce to the bowl.

Blend well.

Split the chicken in half and coat thoroughly with the rub.

Place both halves of the chicken on a roasting rack, skin side up, and roast for about 60 minutes until the internal temperature is 160°F at the center of the breast.

Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces – two wings, two thighs and four breast pieces.

Serve topped with the green sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 piece chicken

Servings = 8


Amount Per Serving

Calories 311 Calories from Fat 181
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 20g 31%
    Saturated Fat 5g 24%
    Monounsaturated Fat 7g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 36%
Sodium 284mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 1%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 8 mcg Potassium 346 mg
Magnesium 35 mg