Chicken Drumsticks a la Brasa

With Sweet Potato Fries and a Jalapeño-Garlic Dipping Sauce

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Soy

A note about serious food allergies

Pollo a la Brasa is a Peruvian dish consisting of succulent roasted, blackened chicken served with a side of French fries, salad, and a spicy mayonnaise dipping sauce. We keep the flavors the same in our vinegar-based marinade - lime, paprika, and cumin - but update it by using drumsticks and serving alongside crispy sweet potato fries that taste stellar with our jalapeño-garlic mayo. Bam.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 10 oz. Sweet Potato
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 8 Cilantro Sprigs
  • 6 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 fl. oz. White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • Info
    1.875 oz. Mayonnaise
  • Info
    1 oz. Sour Cream
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    842
  • Carbohydrates
    63g
  • Fat
    48g
  • Protein
    45g
  • Sodium
    995mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
    1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Mince garlic. Scrub and cut sweet potatoes into ½" thick fries. Halve lime. Juice one half and cut other half into quarters. Stem jalapeño, cut in half, seed, and mince. Stem cilantro and mince. Rinse chicken and pat dry.

  • Step 2 - Marinate the Chicken
    2

    Marinate the Chicken

    In a mixing bowl, combine the white vinegar (reserving 1 tsp. for dipping sauce), cumin, paprika, half of the garlic, 3 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add chicken to marinade and mix to coat completely and generously. Chef Tip: Get down and dirty! Use your hands to rub seasonings all over chicken and even work some under the skin for maximum flavor enhancement. Always make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw meat.

  • Step 3 - Roast Potatoes and Chicken
    3

    Roast Potatoes and Chicken

    Place sweet potato fries on half of baking sheet. Toss with ½ tsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add chicken to other half of baking sheet and place in oven. Cook for 20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender and lightly browned and the chicken has reached a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees. Turn on broiler and brown under broiler for about 2 minutes, until charred. Be sure to keep a close watch on chicken and sweet potatoes while under broiler to avoid burning.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce
    4

    Make the Sauce

    In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, reserved 1 tsp. white vinegar, remaining garlic, minced jalapeño peppers (to taste - can be very spicy) and ½ tsp. olive oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine and set aside.

  • Step 5 - Plate the Dish
    5

    Plate the Dish

    Pile fries on plate. Place chicken drumsticks on the plate next to fries. Put a bowl of sauce on the side so it can be used for dipping drumsticks. Serve with remaining lime quarters.