Monday, 6 April 2015

{Recipe} Portuguese-style chicken

A repost from my old blog 

We just bought bulk chicken so our freezers are overflowing with whole chicken, chicken pieces, thighs, well you get the picture. In order to keep interest high in our meals, I have to scour the deepest of internet oceans to come up with different recipes for the same meat. This particular one was altered from this recipe. It tasted great and caramelised very well so it was juicy and sticky, just the way we like it. Have a try!

4 chicken thigh fillets
2 tbsp oil
4 tsp ground coriander
3 tsp paprika (I mixed regular and smoked)
1 tsp dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped
Juice from half a lemon
1/2 tsp crushed dried chilli (optional)
Salt to taste, I finely ground sea salt over the fillets so I used maybe 1/2 tsp (will need more if using coarser grains) but we tend to undersalt our food

  1. In an oven proof dish big enough to hold the chicken, mix all the marinade ingredients. 
  2. Put the chicken in and rub thoroughly. Cover the dish with its lid or cling wrap and let marinate in the fridge for 1 hour or overnight. Take it out for about an hour before baking.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C (190 fan-forced).
  4. Take off the lid and bake for 20-30 minutes, basting the chicken with the marinade every 5-10 minutes.
  5. Take out and rest the chicken for about 5 minutes and serve with a spinach salad and rice. Drizzle the juice over the meal and enjoy!
  • I rub about a tablespoon of salt on the chicken I use and thoroughly rinse to get rid of the 'chickeny' smell
  • You can replace the fillets with breast/chicken pieces/whole chicken but please be sure to adjust the amount of marinade and baking time. 
Happy cooking! Ta ra~
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