This time, in this chapter, I bring you a classic and inevitable recipe: Portuguese chicken! Chicken recipes are great friends of mine for something very simple: with very little we can make a super tasty dish.
Did you think I was going to say something more elaborate? No, I am a very simple person guys, like this Portuguese chicken recipe . All I ask is a good dish, one of those that will remain in your memory. That when time passes you close your eyes and still feel the aroma. Is it too much to ask? Oh I got romantic. Sorry, is that when a meal is delicious, the poet comes out of me.
About this Portuguese chicken recipe
The main piece of today’s recipe is clearly the chicken, they are going to tell me that it falls out of ripeness but they can also make Portuguese steak.
We are going to use a whole chicken and we are going to cut it into eighths. Do they know how to do it? If they don’t know, they have two options: they follow a step-by-step tutorial on the internet (I haven’t made one yet, what do they say, do I?) Or they ask the butcher friend to be good and chop them up.
It is always good to befriend the butchers. Didn’t you know? It is the best way to have the best cuts. Besides that, it is more fun to go shopping. I hate shopping. I really hate it with all my heart. So anything that helps fool my brain works. If yes brain, we go out to visit friends … Zas! Butcher shop. Talk goes, talk comes and that’s it. You already did the shopping.
This Portuguese chicken recipe is super quick to make . The thing that takes the most time is cooking the chicken, but don’t believe that it is that much eh! In the recipe I put an estimate time, but it depends a lot on how big the chicken pieces are. If the chicken pieces are small, it takes less time than noted , if they are bigger maybe a little longer …
Pay close attention to this part. Yes? Thanks. This is not like beef that can be eaten at different points. It must be well cooked because otherwise they can become intoxicated. You have to know how to find the exact balance so as not to go from the end of a chicken that lacks cooking to a dry one, the Portuguese chicken must be ready .
To be sure of a good cooking, the best option is to take the temperature with a thermometer: the heart temperature of the chicken must be 72 °. Be careful not to push the thermometer down to the bone, that way you will have a wrong idea of the temperature.
But what if I don’t have a thermometer? What I do? Calm down, do not despair. It can also be done “the old fashioned way.” One way is to make a small cut in the thigh, or leg, near the bone. And observe that it does not bleed. The liquid should come out clear. Do not cut the meat too much, so that all the liquid does not escape and it remains dry!
If the liquid comes out pink or red it is NOT cooked, it is missing. Let’s keep cooking for a while more friends! Cooked chicken shrinks, but if you can see the bone, it is overcooked. Of course it is much easier and safer to use a thermometer. If you have the possibility to buy one, it will make everything easier for you! Besides they will be able to use it for a lot of preparations. Write it down for future acquisitions!
Well, anyway, enough of so many laps. Ah, one last thing I was forgetting: for me, the best garnish for Portuguese chicken is white rice.
With nothing more to add, we came here in search of a Portuguese chicken recipe and that is what we are going to do: let’s get to work!
with potatoes and peas!
- 1 whole chicken cut up
- 2 white onions
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 green bell pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 can of peas
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- 500 cc of tomato paste
- 2 peeled potatoes
- White wine
- Seasonings: chili pepper, sweet paprika, 1 bay leaf, salt and pepper
- Olive oil
How to make Portuguese chicken step by step
- Place a saucepan on the fire, when it is hot add oil and brown the chicken pieces . Take special care not to burn the bottom of the pot. Once golden, remove the chicken pieces and reserve.
- Peel the onion, cut the bell peppers into julienne strips and the garlic very small.
- Add a little more oil to the pot and sauté the vegetables . Season with salt and pepper. When they are transparent add the chicken pieces and a splash of wine. Stir so that the bottom of the pot rises.
- When the alcohol evaporates, add the broth and the crushed tomato. Season to taste with the ground chili pepper and sweet paprika. Add the bay leaf, the chopped potatoes and cover the saucepan.
- Cook for about 15 minutes. Add the peas and cook 5 more minutes.
- Serve and garnish with parsley and finely chopped chives.
And now to enjoy this incredible Portuguese chicken recipe, it is a delicacy, you will see!