Chicken Portuguese Style | Recipes

6 chicken thighs
Half tbsp smoked paprika
Half tbsp sweet paprika
Half tbsp ground cumin
Half tbsp ground coriander (cilantro seeds)
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp onion flakes or powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 sprig of rosemary
3 sprigs of thyme or half tbsp dried
3 bay leaves
Quarter tbsp of chili powder or Cayenne pepper
3 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon (juice only)
Salt and pepper
3 red bell peppers (Capsicums) these are optional



Step 1
Cut the chicken thighs into three or four bites size pieces and place in a mixing bowl.

Step 2
Add all the herbs and spices, salt & pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil, mix well, cover with cling film and marinate in the fridge for three hours minimum. Ideally 24 hours.

Step 3
If barbecuing, brush the hot grill with vegetable oil and cook approx 3-5 minutes each side.

Step 4
If baking, rub some oil on your bell peppers (capsicums) and place in a sheet pan in a preheated hot oven and bake for 20 min at 440°F – 230°C.

Step 5
Once cooked there should be some black on them, cover with a cloth and leave to rest until cool.

Step 6
Once cool enough to handle, remove stalks with seeds and peel off the blistered skin. Slice into strips.

Step 7
Add the chicken to a baking dish along with the bell pepper strips. Mix well and bake for 30 min at 350°F – 180°C. Serve immediately.

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