Peruvian Chicken

Prep 10 min


Cook 50 min


Ready in 60 min

Peruvian chicken made in an air fryer is quick to prep and packed with amazing flavor. This is a classic blackened chicken dish originating from Lima, Peru.


  • 1 whole chicken (4 lbs./1.8 kg or smaller)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  •  Juice from ½ small lime
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) sugar
  • 1½ tsp (7 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper
  • 4   garlic cloves, pressed


  1. Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel. Combine the remaining chicken ingredients in a small bowl and coat the chicken with the mixture.

  2. Tie the legs together with a 12" (30-cm) piece of cooking twine. Tie the wings against the breasts with a 24" (61-cm) piece of twine. Insert the Deluxe Air Fryer spit though the legs where they are tied together and through the cavity, centering the bird on the spit. Insert the forks securely into the chicken and tighten the screws.

  3. Turn the wheel to select the ROTISSERIE setting; press the wheel to select. Turn the wheel to adjust the time to 45 minutes. Press the wheel to start. When the timer is up, use the retrieval tool to remove the spit.* Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C), adding more time, if needed.


  • 4–6  servings

Nutrients per serving:

When served with Peruvian Green Sauce, U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 590, Total Fat 41 g, Saturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 145 mg, Sodium 1,230 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 3 g (includes 2 g added sugars), Protein 47 g

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