Brazilian Chicken Recipe

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After watching Brazil come back from 2-0 to beat the US 3-2 in soccer last weekend, I got an itch to try some Brazilian BBQ. If figured if I can't rejoice in victory, at least I can enjoy the food they'll serve at their parties! This Brazlian chicken is really tender and delicious...and uses beer, one of my favorite BBQ ingredients. You won't be disappointed!

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $1.57 view details


  1. Combine the beer, oil, mustard, paprika, and pepper in a large bowl and whisk. Stir in onion, garlic, and bay leaves
  2. Put chicken and marinade in a large ziplock back, remove air, and seal. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably up to 2 days.
  3. Preheat grill on high on one side and medium on the other. When ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade and reserve excess marinade. Season generously with kosher salt. Oil the grill grate and arrange chicken skin side down on hot side of grill. Cook about 4-5 minutes or until charcoal starts to flame. Move to the cooler side and continue grilling another 6-7 minutes until skin is nicely browned.
  4. Turn the pieces skin side up and move back to the hotter side. Brown the underside well, about 4-5 minutes, then move back to the cooler side to finish grilling for about 6-7 mintues. Total cooking time will be 20-24 minutes, and chicken will be cooked to perfection! (This cooking method tip is adapted from The Barbecue Bible).
  5. Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately!


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 369g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 792  
Calories from Fat 526 66%
Total Fat 58.73g 73%
Saturated Fat 13.61g 54%
Trans Fat 0.36g  
Cholesterol 217mg 72%
Sodium 559mg 23%
Potassium 707mg 20%
Total Carbs 8.03g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 8%
Sugars 1.58g 1%
Protein 56.26g 90%
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  • Nancy Miyasaki
    I really enjoyed this tender, mild, but flavorful chicken. Our kids loved it too!!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • GrillKing
      This chicken is awesome. A great flavor, and just the right amount of kick. Well done John.
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


      • ShaleeDP
        August 16, 2013
        I like this. Looks so tasty and i think i can do it with a few tries.

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