Frango churrasco (Grilled lemon & garlic chicken)

Frango churrasco (Grilled lemon & garlic chicken)

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins plus 2 hrs marinating

Easy

Serves 4 - 6
Light up the grill and throw on this Brazilian-inspired barbecued chicken with a piri-piri, paprika and coriander marinade

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (6)

  • kcal337
  • fat23g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein26g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 900g boneless chicken thigh (skin-on if possible)
  • zest and juice 2 lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 tbsp paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 1 tbsp mild piri-piri sauce
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Method

  1. Place the chicken in a shallow, non-metallic dish and cover with all the other ingredients and mix everything together. Cover and chill for at least 2 hrs, or overnight if possible. Bring to room temperature 1 hr before grilling.

  2. Thread half the thighs onto 2 large metal skewers, or wooden ones soaked in water for 10 mins. Repeat with the remaining thighs and another 2 skewers. Heat an outdoor barbecue until very hot, or use an oven grill. Place on the grill for 6 mins on one side, then turn over and cook for 4 mins. Cook for a few mins more on each side if they are large – keep the heat on medium so they don’t burn. Remove and keep warm under foil.

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sirlene
9th Aug, 2016
Churrasco de frango :-)
Rebeccacrumpler
20th Jun, 2016
5.05
Really tasty! I only had 3 hours to marinade the chicken and it was still great. I also put a couple of chorizo slices on the skewers and everyone loved it. I'll definitely be making this again!
poletta
6th Oct, 2015
5.05
I made this indoor on a grill pan. It was delicious!
rebekahg91
10th Jul, 2015
5.05
I made this dish along with a few of the other recipes from the issue of the magazine with the Brazilian BBQ (roasted chilli prawns, caipirinhas with pineapple, corn with parmesan mayo) and it was such a success my friends all said that I ruined all future BBQs for them! My chicken had a full 24 hours in the fridge marinating and it was delicious; as were all of the other dishes! Will definitely be making this one again when I'm entertaining.
reevey
16th Jul, 2014
5.05
Full of flavour and a bit of heat. Just right for all the family, will definitely repeat this summer. Marinated my chicken all day and it was worth while
anaval
23rd Jun, 2014
5.05
Made this for a group of friends to watch the world cup, and everyone loved it. I only made about 10 skewers, and they were all gone in less than 5 minutes! I marinated them at 10pm and served them at 5pm the next day, so they were marinating for quite a while. The only down side is that they a few of them were a tiny bit dry, but I think that is because I left them on the grill for too long. Regardless, they were great! and will definitely make them for another cookout again!
joanna1972
21st Jun, 2014
5.05
This was a fantastic dish and so easy to do, wonderfully spicy and incredibly tasty. Put under the grill but will do it on the BBQ next time we have one. Served with rice and beans but think next time I'll do a crunchy salad!
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