One of the things I miss the most about my native country is its delectable cuisine. I’m no chef, but because I want my children to experience the flavors of Peru, I do my best to cook traditional dishes as often as possible.
Some times that’s hard to do because not all the ingredients for the more complicated dishes are readily available where I live, that’s why I’m always looking to make the simpler recipes. This usually means trying to recreate the flavors of some of Peru’s many sandwiches or sánguches, like we call them over there.
For some unknown reason, despite their simplicity, it hadn’t occurred to me to make sánguches de pollo or chicken sandwiches. So when I found myself with some left over Marketplace traditional rotisserie chicken from Walmart, which is on rollback for $4.98 until October 31, I decided to go for it.
This type of sandwich is one of the most popular in Peru because we eat a lot of rotisserie chicken (pollo a la brasa). If you ever visit my country, I highly recommend you try it. I promise you won’t regret it.
The great think about these chicken sandwiches is that they are SUPER easy to make. All you need is the left over rotisserie chicken, mayonnaise (ideally the Peruvian kind that has a bit more lime) and bread rolls, such as the telera kind sold at Walmart. Because like many Peruvians I like to eat my food a bit spicy, I also used a bit of ají amarillo for the sandwiches.
Once you have the ingredients, just shred the chicken using a fork (make sure to include the skin), add the mayo (and the ají if you’re using it), spread it on the bread and you’ve got a finger lickin’ good chicken sandwich Peruvian style. ¡Qué rico!
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.