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Crisp and Juicy

18312 Contour Road, Gaithersburg

Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken at Crisp and Juicy - Gaithersburg (Up to 25% Off)

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Husband and wife team worked together to bring Latin flavor to Peruvian chicken for 29 years

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Marvin
43 ratings32 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
2 days ago
Very accommodating
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Argueta
26 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 3, 2022
The chicken , rice , beans, yucca and plantains are delicious!! I recommend the food 😉
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Groupon
7 ratings6 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
May 1, 2022
We usually love Crisp and Juicy but maybe it’s better to dine in? It was a little bit too salty and plantains for a little hard and not cooked through. This is the first time that have not enjoyed it too much. Overall it’s good value for the money. The family platter has gone up in price but we contribute that to the pandemic.
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Larry
18 ratings10 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 29, 2022
Awesome food, fair price, quick service Thank you
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Deborah
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 21, 2022
Always great!
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Trang
6 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 21, 2022
The food at this place is always good!
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Bryan
107 ratings79 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 21, 2022
Delicious food with wondeful sides.
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jey
6 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
March 30, 2022
Terrible potato salad
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About This Deal

Scoville Scale: Quantifying Spiciness

For people who love spicy food, their steel tongue may be a source of pride, but just how hot is that pepper? Read on as Groupon explores the measurement known as the Scoville scale.

Since the human palate varies widely from person to person, determining how spicy something is by taste alone can be a bit like trying to measure the air temperature based on how much someone is sweating. Like a thermometer for the spiciness of peppers, the Scoville scale cuts through this sensory subjectivity by measuring the prevalence of capsaicin—the chemical compound responsible for delivering the spicy flavor—in chili peppers or foods that use them for pungent effect. The capsaicin content determines how many Scoville Heat Units (or SHU) are in a given food. A standard jalapeño pepper, for example, has somewhere between 2,500–5,000 SHU, whereas the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper, checks in at around 2.2 million SHU. (Just for comparison, police-grade pepper-spray measures a fiery 5.3 million SHU, which is why it’s banned as an ingredient in most chili-cooking competitions.)

Named after its inventor, the Scoville scale dates back to 1912. While attempting to find a suitable pepper to use in an ointment, pharmacist Wilbur Scoville developed a process called the Scoville organoleptic test, which relied on human taste-testers to judge the piquancy of chili-pepper extracts. Subjects would taste the extract in its pure form then continue to sample it as Scoville diluted it with water. The degree to which a pepper’s extract had to be diluted before subjects could no longer feel the heat determined its placement on the scale. Today, a process called high-performance liquid chromatography can determine the exact concentration of capsaicin, eliminating the need for human taste testers. That’s probably for the best, since it might be dangerous to test the limitations of the human tongue; in 2013, the United Kingdom’s Daily Mail reported a story of a British doctor who broke into tears and hallucinations after (voluntarily) consuming a curry that measured 6 million SHU.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Reservation required. Limit 3 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Crisp and Juicy

Take one bite into the chicken at Crisp and Juicy, and you'll see exactly how the company got its name. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Jorge and Carmen Perez in 1989, the restaurant specializes in a Peruvian dish called chicken al carbon. Chefs spit-roast whole chickens over fires of fine charcoal, serving portions of bird with delicious sides such as fried yuca and plantain and garnishes of zesty rocoto pepper hot sauce.

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