If you’re not coming to Portugal for a savory food and wine tour, then follow our recipe for flavorful Portuguese grilled chicken!
What do the Portuguese like to enjoy with their tasty chicken? Well, you’ll find that the accompaniments are just as traditional as the chicken, and normally are the only things you have with it. These include salad – specifically composed of just tomato and raw onion seasoned with olive oil, vinegar, salt and local dried oregano and french fries if you’re having Frango da Guia. But if it’s just Frango no Churrasco, instead of the fries it’s a bag of Titi brand homestyle potato chips- which are also the best potato chips ever, seriously. Other side dishes include fresh bread, or rice, and the drink of choice. No matter if it’s hot or cold outside, Portuguese beer is the beverage of choice, normally served as a liter of either Sagres or Superbock. Though if you’re not much of a beer fan, I know one Portuguese friend who prefers a nice espumante, or Portuguese sparkling wine, with their chicken, especially if it’s on the spicy side.
Assuming that your mouth is watering for some Portuguese frango, you can also make your own version at home if you got a good grill, using the base recipe I’ve provided below. Don’t miss out then on enjoying the best chicken ever this summer, I’m going to have mine now for dinner!