Peruvian Chicken Saltado (Chicken Stir Fry)

Chiecken Saltado

Lomo saltado, traditionally, is a beef stir fry and a very popular dish in Peru. It is obviously Asian influenced and is commonly found in the ubiquitous Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) restaurants as well as in many home kitchens. Here, I decided to make it with chicken for a different flavor experience.

Serves: 4


2 tablespoons canola oil

1 pound cooked chicken breast, strips

salt and pepper to taste

1 to 2 teaspoons of cumin to taste

2 red onions, cut into “sticks”

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon aji sauce

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tomatoes, cut into “sticks”

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


1) Heat the oil and saute the chicken in a pan. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the cumin. Remove the meat from the pan.

2) Add the onions, garlic, aji, and vinegar to the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and mix well. Return the chicken to the pan, add the soy sauce, and sprinkle with cilantro. Stir and serve immediately.

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