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I tried several recipes posted on youtube and various recipes websites.

I followed the directions pretty closely and what I got was... chicken. It didn't resemble Peruvian-style chicken at all. It was just rotisserie. It really makes me wonder who puts up these recipes and who is voting them up 5 stars because they were nothing like the chicken you find at El Pollo Rico/Super Pollo/Super Chicken.

I'm not trying to get it perfect. I just want something that resembles what I'm expecting.

Does anyone have a recipe they actually tested and found it to be accurate?

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What's distinctive about the chicken you're trying to replicate? Can you describe how yours is coming out differently than what you expect? Most people here will not have been to any of those specific restaurants. – Jefromi Jan 13 '14 at 3:46
There are many Peruvian chicken places in this region, and they all vary a little but they have a very distinctive flavor. It's not just rotisserie chicken, which is what I seen to get from the supposed recipes that claim to be making Peruvian style chicken. In the linked video, they just marinate and grill, so it's a matter of getting the right spice mix. I just haven't been able to come anywhere close. :( – Witold Jan 13 '14 at 8:32
As this question is currently formulated, it should be closed, as we do not swap recipes here. But we do recipe troubleshooting, and if you reword it, it can be a good question. But Jefromi is right: we can't help you troubleshoot if you don't explain what you are trying to achieve. Just saying "right spice mix" is also not enough - you have to describe what is missing from the taste and texture. – rumtscho Jan 13 '14 at 8:59
I am not sure how to describe the difference between Peruvian style and regular rotisserie, but for anyone who has tasted both, the difference is clear. Ideally, the person who answers this question has been to one of these places and they know what it is that gives Peruvian pollo a la brasa its distinctive flavor... That was my hope, anyway. – Witold Jan 13 '14 at 13:14
@rumtscho : it's restaurant mimicry; Pollo Rico, Super Pollo & Super Chicken are all restaurants in the DC area with a similar product. – Joe Jan 13 '14 at 15:57

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