Recipe: Pollo Al Sillao (Chicken with soy sauce)

The sillao, also known as soy sauce, is an ingredient of oriental origin with great presence in the international gastronomy; it is used to season and macerate many meats, providing a wonderful result.

Pollo Al Sillao


  • 4 chicken pieces
  • 4 boiled potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons ground garlic
  • ½ cup of sillao or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil


  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Season: All year round
  • Caloric level: Medium
  • Place of preparation: In the kitchen
  • Country: Peru


  1. In a large bowl pour the soy sauce, the ground garlic, seasoning and mixing
  2. Immerse the chicken pieces in the liquid for 1 hour
  3. In a frying pan with hot oil, fry the chicken pieces on both sides
  4. Once cooked the chicken pieces, remove them from the fire and reserve
  5. In the same frying pour the dressing of soy sauce that left over and cook over low heat
  6. Dissolve the cornstarch in half cup with water and to reserve
  7. When the dressing of its first boil, pour the dissolve cornstarch in water and stir quickly to avoid lumps
  8. Serve the chicken pieces with the boiled potatoes and pour over the dressing of the soy sauce

Secrets of the chicken with soy sauce

  • You can add tausi and/or mensi to the dressing
  • You can also add some vegetables used in the chifa (Chinese cabbage, Chinese onion, etc.)
  • It is recommended to take great care when salt preparation, since the soy sauce is quite salty
  • This recipe is usually accompanied with garrison white rice
  • The final dish can be garnished with Chinese onion or julienne peppers
  • You can use in the preparation some special soy sauce (soy sauce of garlic, oysters, etc.)
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