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Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry, this pollo saltado is a delicious fusion meal
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Pollo Saltado (Chicken Stir Fry)

Pollo Saltado, or Peruvian Chicken Stir Fry, is a flavorful fusion cuisine with a mix of stir fry chicken, veggies, and potato fries. This dish offers spiced chicken, peppers, tomatoes, onions, a delicious vinegar based sauce, mixed with fries and served over rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: chicken stir fry, pollo saltado
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 618kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch strips
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp aji­ amarillo paste
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce
  • 2 Roma tomatoes sliced and deseeded
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lb frozen french fries cooked according to package directions
  • 2 cups cooked white rice


  • Start preparing the french fries according to package directions as well as the rice.
  • Meanwhile, in a large, heavy bottom skillet, heat olive oil, and add chicken strips.
  • I used my Anolon Skilletbecause it is heavy duty, provides even heating wit reduced hot spots, and it is metal utensil safe.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Sear chicken, and cook until cooked through (about 5 minutes), flipping as needed.
  • Remove chicken from pan and add in minced garlic and aji­ amarillo paste, stir for about 30 seconds, then add in white vinegar, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, and red onion slices
  • Saute until slightly fragrant, but veggies should still be crunchy.
  • Add chicken back into pan, and stir.
  • Cook 1-2 minutes until onions are soft, but peppers still have some crunch.
  • Top with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve with french fries and white rice


Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 1098mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 42.7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.4mg