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Peruvian Roasted Chicken

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Peruvian roasted chicken recipe


This Peruvian roasted chicken recipe is a tasty change of pace for the those on the Standard Process Cleanse. It’s also GAPS Diet friendly.


  • 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil (plus more for oiling the pan)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons unrefined sea salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1½ teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 large sweet onions, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 2 lbs chicken breast, cut into 10 pieces
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 lemon, sliced into thin circular pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In a small bowl mix paprika, cumin, salt, pepper, garlic, vinegar and oil to form a paste.
  3. In a large bowl toss onions with 2 tablespoons of the paste.
  4. Rub chicken pieces with remaining paste and place in a well-oiled large roasting pan.
  5. Cover chicken with onions, peppers and lemon.
  6. Place in the oven and cook, occasionally basting with pan juices, until chicken is fully cooked and vegetables are tender (about 45 minutes) occasionally with pan juices.
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9 Responses to Peruvian Roasted Chicken

  1. greenmama says:

    I made these tonight for my family, and my husband LOVED it. He went back for seconds and even had thirds on the onions – rarely have I seen him enjoy a vegetable that much. Thank you so much. My children weren’t huge fans, I think the spice rub was a bit much for them. Next time (and there will certainly be a next time) I will probably not rub theirs with the spices and just let it drip down from the onions and soak up from the juices. Thank you for the great GAPS-friendly dinner recipe!

  2. nicole says:

    some of the ingredients are listed twice — but in different amounts — should i use both measurements?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Nicole, I’m so sorry the recipe was confusing! A program I installed to make recipes printer-friendly ended up making my ingredient list wonky, so I removed it and had to go through my recipes one-by-one to correct them. This one is updated now!

  3. Mary K says:

    ^ I have the same question as Nicole.

    • Heather says:

      Oops! A program I installed to make recipes printer-friendly ended up making my ingredient list wonky. Each past post had to be corrected manually, so it has taken some time. This one is updated now!

  4. KC says:

    I saw Anthony Bourdain’s show on Peru a few weeks ago (maybe a little longer) and started to get really interested in recipes from this area. Some of it looked amazing, I’ll definitely give this one a go

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  6. Jen says:

    Can you make this into a crock pot meal?

  7. Rachel says:

    I am wondering about the crockpot option too. Have you tried it?

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