Pan Roasted Peruvian Chicken
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Pan Roasted Peruvian Chicken

Cooked in a cast iron pan instead of a rotisserie, this chicken cooks up wonderfully crisp on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Peruvian Seasoning gives it a robust hit of savory Latin American-inspired flavor and beautiful color. Enjoy with a creamy cilantro dipping sauce.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 55m

    Cook Time

  • 406


  • 12



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Pan Roasted Chicken:

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Peruvian, divided
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 whole chicken, (about 4 to 5 pounds), butterflied

Creamy Cilantro Sauce

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Peruvian
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of the Peruvian Seasoning and garlic in food processor or blender; cover. Process just until smooth. Gradually add oil with the machine running. Process until well blended and smooth. Set aside.

  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Place chicken in large cast iron or oven-proof skillet. Rub remaining 1 tablespoon Seasoning under skin of chicken. Rub reserved lemon and garlic seasoning mixture evenly over chicken skin.

    To Butterfly Chicken

    To Butterfly Chicken

    Place chicken breast-side down on large cutting board. Using poultry shears or kitchen scissors, cut along both sides of backbone to remove it. Discard backbone. Flip chicken breast-side up and flatten by pressing down firmly with both hands on breastbone and breasts until you hear a crack and chicken resembles one large flat section. (You can also ask the butcher where you shop to butterfly and flatten the chicken for you.)

    To Butterfly Chicken
  • Roast chicken 50 to 55 minutes, basting with pan juices every 20 minutes, until the internal temperature is 165°F. Transfer chicken to a clean cutting board and let rest 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with Creamy Cilantro Sauce.

  • For the Creamy Cilantro Sauce, place all ingredients in food processor or blender; cover. Process until smooth. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition information (per Serving)



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