This is an Americanized version of the Peruvian chicken and rice dish that is made with sal y complementos. I have adjusted the recipe to use ingredients available in the US and tweaked up the seasonings to avoid the need for aji amarillo sauce, which the Peruvians would have and use liberally, but Americans don't have it, and won't put on if you give it to them, but then complain the dish was bland! If you have some and want the dish spicier, just add it on top at the table.



Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; saute until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add 4 1/2 cups chicken stock, rice, chopped chicken, banana peppers, turmeric, and salt. Bring soup to a boil.

  • Place corn, peas, carrots, and red pepper into the soup. Cover and reduce heat to low. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, until flavors blend, about 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons chicken stock if dry. Top with pats of butter.

  • Place Dutch oven on a heat diffuser to allow rice to brown on the bottom, 10 to 15 minutes. Cook and stir, adding chicken stock 2 tablespoons at a time if needed, until rice is tender but firm, 5 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any long-grain rice in place of the jasmine rice.

I seasoned (with a small amount of seasoned salt and pepper) and roasted 6 leg and thigh quarters at 375 degrees F till browned, then let them cool, removed and chopped the meat, and then made stock from the bones, skin, fat, etc, and then cooled it and skimmed off the fat to get the stock used. It saves time in the recipe having the chicken meat and stock made ahead of time.

Nutrition Facts

554 calories; 11.6 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 453 mg sodium. 88.3 g carbohydrates; 22.6 g protein; Full Nutrition