Delicious peruvian meals that you can easily make at home.

Chicken Cau Cau is a traditional Peruvian dish that is most commonly served along side rice. This recipe is a delicious combination of sautéed onions, boiled potatoes, aji and chicken.



  • 1 lb of Chicken breasts that are bones, skinless and diced.
  • ¼ Cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 Medium sized onions. Prepare by chopping.
  • ½ Teaspoon of minced garlic (either fresh or from a jar)
  • 2 Fresh yellow aji (chili) (prepare by deseeding and deveining)
  • 1 Teaspoon of turmeric
  • ½ Cup of chicken broth
  • 2 Cups of potato (prepare by peeling and dicing)
  • 1 Teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1.5 Tablespoon of chopped sweet mint
  • Salt and Pepper
  • A pinch of ground cumin


  • Heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan.
  • Add the onions and sauté over a medium heat until the onions are soft and tender.
  • Add the garlic, the aji and turmeric and continue to mix and cook for 1 minute.
  • Season all the ingredients in the pan with salt, pepper and ground cumin.
  • Stir in the chicken broth, diced chicken and diced potatoes.
  • Bring the contents of the pan to a boil over medium heat.
  • Continue to cook until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender.
  • Add the sweet mint, lime juice and more seasoning to taste.

Chicken Cau Cau