Découvrez la vraie recette du poulet à la portugaise.

Discover the authentic Portuguese chicken recipe.

The Portuguese-style chicken is a very simple recipe perfect for the BBQ season. It is a taste of summertime all year round and it is also very popular in the winter roasted in the oven.


2 tips to make this recipe a success:

First tip: the chicken is cut into 4 pieces or, better, in a crapaudine way: to prepare a "chicken Crapaudine", cut the chicken in 2 in the lengthwise and lay it flat on the grill of the oven or BBQ.

Second tip: Use  Piri Piri for seasoning or for the marinade. You can use different kind of Piri Piri from the strongest to the softest for beginners :-)


★ Ingrédients

  • 1 chicken
  • 4 Peeled tomatoes
  • 4 Laurel leaves
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Piri Piri
  • 2 onions
  • Salt and pepper


★ Préparation

  1. Peel the cloves of garlic and remove the sprouts, peel the onions
  2. Put the peeled tomatoes, garlic and onions into a blender and mix to get a tomato coulis
  3. Heat your olive oil in a saucepan with the laurel leaves, add tomato coulis, white wine, paprika, Piri Piri, salt and pepper. 
  4. Reduce to half the volume to obtain a thick sauce
  5. Cut both sides of the backbone with poultry shears and discard , flip it over and press down to flatten it as much as you possible.
  6. Pour the sauce over the chicken 


★ Roasting

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Place chicken and marinade in a roasting pan. Roast in oven, basting occasionally with the marinade, for 40 minutes
  2. Barbecue: Place the chicken on the grill over medium heat.  Close the lid and let it cook for about 10 minutes on each side or until it is well cooked

★ Little tips

Please find below all the sauces, marinades and ingredients that will allow you to directly make your Portuguese chicken and many other typical Portuguese sauces:

  • Portuguese Piri Piri
  • Soft Piri Piri 
  • Piri Piri with lemon and herbs
  • Special Chicken Pri Piri
  • Piri Piri Cuhtney
  • Piri Piri 
  • Marinade
  • Special marinade for Portuguese chicken

Portuguese Piri-Piri

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