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Baked Peruvian Spiced Chicken

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 253 kcal


  • 3 pounds chicken on the bone
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

    Place chicken in a large bowl. Add paprika, cumin, thyme, oregano, smoked paprika, garlic, salt, and pepper. Squeeze lime juice on top and add olive oil. Toss chicken until coated well with spices.

    Rub some spice mix underneath the skin of chicken pieces. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

    Transfer to a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet.

    Roast chicken for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Peruvian Spiced Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 374mg16%
Potassium 262mg7%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 675IU14%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.