Garlic Chicken with Guasacaca – the Best of Latin-Inspired Cuisine
Are you looking to add a little Latin flare to your dinner table tonight? Then you’ll love this Latin-inspired garlic chicken with guasacaca sauce! Bursting with flavor, a mix of savory and sweet, this dish will have everyone begging for seconds!
At its heart, this recipe is a combination of two time honored Latin American recipes: garlic chicken and guasacaca, or Venezuelan avocado sauce. On its own, garlic chicken has been a favorite Southwest dish for centuries, with its unique blend of herbs and spices, while guasacaca is a fresh, flavorful dip or condiment. Together, they create a unique, flavorful combination that is sure to please even the most discerning foodies!
The garlic chicken is full of flavor and incredibly easy to prepare. First, place cubed chicken in a bowl, then cover with a blend of garlic, olive oil, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Let this marinate for about 30 minutes to really let the flavors penetrate the chicken. Then, cook the chicken in a hot skillet for about 8 minutes, making sure to flip it occasionally for even cooking. Once cooked, set aside and keep warm.
For a truly delightful accompaniment, you’ll top it off with a homemade guasacaca sauce. To make the sauce, mash avocados and mix with lime juice, garlic, olive oil, and some diced onion. Then, you add a touch of cilantro and bell pepper for a hint of spice.
Once all elements are prepared, you can assemble this delicious dish. Plate the garlic chicken and top with a generous spoonful of guasacaca. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try adding a dollop of sour cream or jalapeno peppers to give the dish a little kick!
This garlic chicken with guasacaca sauce is an excellent example of Latin-inspired cuisine. Combining two classic Latin dishes into one, the result is a delicious, full-flavored meal that the whole family will love!
- 1 pound cubed chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 avocados, mashed
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
- 1/4 bell pepper, diced
- In a bowl, combine cubed chicken, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika. Mix to combine, then let marinate for 30 minutes.
- In a skillet over high heat, cook chicken for 8 minutes, flipping occasionally to ensure even cooking. Set aside and keep warm.
- To prepare the guasacaca sauce, mash avocados then mix with lime juice, garlic, olive oil, onion, cilantro, and bell pepper. Mix well.
- Plate garlic chicken and top with guasacaca sauce.
- Optionally, top with jalapeno peppers or a dollop of sour cream.