Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pollo al Sillao/ Peruvian Soy Chicken

Chinese food is a very important part of Peruvian cuisine and this dish can be found in Peruvian restaurants other than Chinese Restaurants.

2 lbs. of chicken pieces
small handful of green onions with bulbs and tops cut off
1 red bellpepper sliced in thin pieces
1/4 cup soy sauce (sillao)
1 tsp. ginger minced
pinch of sugar
salt and pepper
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup vegetable oil


season the chicken with blackpepper and tbsp. salt and add 3 tbsp. soy sauce
marinade for at least 1 hr. or longer

In a large pot add the oil enough to cover the bottom to fry the chicken  and heat
add the chicken and fry. cover and let cook for at least 15 mins. per side.
When done chicken chicken should have a beautiful dark soy color.
remove the chicken from the pot and set aside. Keep warm in an oven.
In the same pot add the bellpepper, ginger and green onions and cook down for a few mins.
in a little bowl add the cornstarch with a 2 tbsp. of water and mix completely add the rest of the soy sauce and mix together.
Add the soy mixture to the vegetables and let thicken if too thick you could add some more water to thin.
When the sauce is ready pour over the chicken and serve immediately.


1 comment:

  1. Does Peruvian soy sauce (sillao, siyau) have any sugar or other sweetener in it? If that's a "yes" it would make the sauce more like Kecap Manis. Could you give me the list of ingredients of a bottle of Kikko Siyau, please?