Disclosure: This post was created as a collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Kikkoman Soy Sauce. However, all views and recipes are my own.
Tequeños are one of Peru´s favorite adopted finger foods. The classic one, filled with cheese and served with avocado sauce, was for many years the only version made here, but lately I have tried many exciting variations, as cooks are now much more open to trying new flavors and reinventing their dishes.
The tequeños I’ve made today are filled with chicken, and served with a creamy sauce made with mayonnaise, Kikkoman soy sauce, ginger and garlic. This sauce can be made in advance and kept in the fridge, but take it out and bring it to room temperature before serving. Do not heat this sauce.
For the filling, I used finely chopped chicken loins -feel free to use ground chicken or turkey-, seasoned with garlic and ginger. Then I stir fried it in a little oil until the chicken was cooked, seasoned it with Kikkoman soy sauce, salt and pepper, and let it cool to room temperature. You can also prepare the filling in advance. Tequeños must be filled and fried before serving, so it´s a good idea to have both the sauce and the filling ready. This saves you time in the kitchen and you can relax, have a glass of wine, and have fun with your family and friends.