Cumin-Grilled Chicken Breasts with Fiery Bolivian Salsa

Pollo Asado con Llajua

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Planet Barbecue

Planet Barbecue

By Steven Raichlen

Published 2010

  • About

I’d been hearing about grilled chicken with llajua (pronounced yak-wa), Bolivia’s ubiquitous tomato and chile grilling sauce, almost since the day a tall musician of Bolivian descent named Gabriel Berthin started dating my stepdaughter, Betsy. “Hot, ” Gabriel said. “Real hot.” (Hmmm, salsa or stepdaughter?) Well, Gabriel is now my son-in-law, and llajua has become a staple of the Raichlen grilling repertoire. And it’s hard to imagine any sort of Bolivian grilled chicken, beef,