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Pollo Saltado - Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry {GF, DF}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Pollo Saltado - a classic Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry made with onion, tomatoes and a Pisco + tamari based sauce. A perfect weeknight dinner that cooks in minutes. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: pollo saltado, stir fry
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 355 kcal
Author: Vicky
  • 2/3 - 1 pound chicken breast cubed (can use beef instead)
  • 1/2 small red onion cut into wedges
  • 1 to mato cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons diced coriander
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup Pisco can use Brandy or Cognac instead
  • 1/4 cup gluten free tamari
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 - 4 potatoes diced, and deep fried (optional)
  • 1 cup rice cooked according to package directions
  1. Finely chop ginger, garlic and coriander.
  2. Cut tomato and onion into wedges.
  3. Cut chicken into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes.
  4. Heat pan (preferably wok, over a gas flame) until hot. Add oil, ginger and garlic. Cook until fragrant - 30 seconds.
  5. Add chicken. Saute until chicken is browned and cooked through.
  6. Add onion and tomato, saute for 30 seconds.
  7. Add pisco and shake the pan over the gas flame, until flames come up! Add a dash of salt.
  8. Add tamari, vinegar and a splash of water.
  9. Serve over rice or deep fried or roasted potatoes.
  10. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Recipe Notes

*This is best when made in a wok over a gas flame. Without the gas flame you will not get that flambe when the Pisco is added and the whole pan is set on fire momentarily. *Everything cooks quickly so make sure to have all the ingredients prepped before you start cooking

Nutrition Facts
Pollo Saltado - Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry {GF, DF}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 1089mg47%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.