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  • Writer's pictureCecilia Tupac

Broasted Chicken Recipe: Peruvian-Style Fried Chicken

How to make Peruvian Pollo Broaster

With its tender meat and crunchy exterior, Pollo Broaster is a beloved dish enjoyed worldwide, especially in Peru. Sold in Pollerías across the country, this Peruvian twist on classic fried chicken has captured the hearts of both locals and tourists alike.

Discover what makes Peruvian Pollo Broaster so special, how it's prepared in different Pollerías, and an easy recipe for making this juicy chicken at home.

What is Peruvian Pollo Broaster?

Pollo Broaster refers to marinated chicken coated in a seasoned flour mixture and then fried in a pressure cooker, which locks in moisture. The result is extremely juicy and tender chicken with a delightful crunchy exterior.

The secret behind Peru's distinct Pollo Broaster taste lies in the blend of herbs and spices used in the marinade. Ingredients like vinegar, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper, along with native Peruvian spices, infuse the chicken with a deep, savoury flavour.

In Peru, Pollo Broaster is often found in restaurants called "Pollerías." While they serve a variety of dishes, these establishments predominantly specialise in chicken dishes, most notably Pollo Broaster and Pollo a la Brasa.

How is Pollo Broaster served?

Peruvian Broaster Chicken Recipe

Pollo Broaster can be ordered on its own, but it is usually accompanied by classics such as fries, salads, and a selection of delicious dipping sauces like mayonnaise, golf sauce, or rocoto sauce.

Many Pollerías, such as Roky's, offer "combos" that include additional side dishes, desserts, or drinks for a set price.

Popular Pollerías for Pollo Broaster

In Peru, thousands of individual and chain Pollerías serve Pollo Broaster. Some popular ones include:

  • Tiro Loco tu Broaster

  • El Burrito

  • Casimiro

How to make Pollo Broaster

Here’s a simple recipe to make Peruvian Pollo Broaster at home:

  1. Cut and Marinate the Chicken: Cut the chicken into pieces. In a large bowl, combine chicken pieces with garlic paste, salt, pepper, beer, American mustard, soy sauce, egg, and milk. Mix well and marinate for at least 2 hours.

  2. Prepare the Coating: In one bowl, mix flour, cornflour, salt, and spices. In another bowl, beat eggs with American mustard.

  3. Coat the Chicken: Dip the marinated chicken pieces in the egg mixture, then dredge them in the flour mixture.

  4. Fry the Chicken: In a pressure fryer or deep fryer, cook the chicken until golden brown.

  5. Drain and Serve: Remove the chicken and let it drain. Serve hot with French fries, salad, and sauces.

Tips for Making Pollo Broaster

Quick and Easy Pollo Broaster Recipe

Looking to make the tastiest Pollo Broaster? Here's some simple tips that can help elevate this recipe:

  • Let the Marinated Chicken Rest: The longer the chicken marinates, the better it will taste. While 2-3 hours is acceptable, overnight marination yields the best results.

  • Use the Right Chicken Pieces: Thighs and drumsticks are juicier than breast meat. Choose your cuts based on your taste preference.

  • Double Dredge the Chicken: For an extra crispy coating, dredge the chicken in the flour and egg mixtures twice. This results in a thicker, crunchier coating.

  • Avoid Paper Towels: After frying, place the chicken on a wire rack instead of paper towels to prevent the coating from becoming soggy.

Peruvian Pollo Broaster Recipe

Ready to make your Pollo Broaster? Follow along with the recipe above to prepare this delicious fried chicken at home. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Pollo Broaster

  • 6 pieces of chicken

  • 1 tablespoon of garlic paste

  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon of ginger juice (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon of American mustard

  • Splash of milk

  • 1/4 cup of beer

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin (optional)

  • 2 - 3 eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

  • 100g of flour

  • 100g of cornflour

  • Salt and pepper to taste


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