Peruvians just celebrated their iconic rotisserie chicken on Sunday with "Pollo a la Brasa Day". (Peru also celebrates Pisco Sour Day in February and National Ceviche Day on June 28).
Pollo a la brasa is a delectable roasted chicken flavored with uniquely Peruvian herbs and spices. It typically comes with french fries or fried yuca, and really good aji chile pepper sauces. It has become a very popular take out dish in the United States, and it has an interesting history - it was essentially made popular by a couple of Swiss expats in the 1950's, who designed the mechanical spit (the rotombo) that enables multiple chickens to be roasted all at once.
More About Pollo a la Brasa
Oven-roasted Pollo a la Brasa
"Pollo a la Brasa" Chicken Breasts
From Peru This Week: The birth of pollo a la brasa: Two Swiss men, Pearl Harbor and a big party
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