Cau Cau de pollo

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.b 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
  • 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.