Galinha à Africana (Portuguese Chicken)

Galinha à Africana (Portuguese Chicken)



Galinha à africana, African-style chicken (literally African-style hen), often known just as frango assado (barbecued chicken, the way it is generally referred to in Brazil) is a dish of Portuguese cuisine, which is a barbecued chicken coated with spicy piri piri sauce. In Brazil, vendor offered frangos assados are mildly or not spicy; traditional recipes more often reflect individual tastes……….
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非洲雞(葡萄牙語:Galinha à africana)是澳門的一種地道美食,是由葡萄牙人在非洲的莫桑比克(有人說是安哥拉)傳入澳門,經當地的廚師改良後,成為澳門獨有的非洲雞。….
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Total Time      4hrs 30mins
Preparation    4 hrs
Cook              30 mins

Servings 2

  • 2 char-grilled red capsicums (bought from the deli section)
  • 1 -2 dried piri-piri, chili, crumbled
  • 1 large long red fresh chili pepper, deseeded & chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp smoky paprika
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 boneless chicken thighs
  • olive oil
  • lemon wedge, to serve
  • fresh coriander leaves, to serve

Char-grilled red capsicums

Dried piri-piri

  • To make the piri piri sauce, put the peppers, dried and fresh chillies, red wine vinegar, garlic, paprika and coriander into a food processor. Add enough olive oil to make a loose paste.
  • Spread the piri piri over the chicken and marinate overnight.
  • Set the BBQ or griddle pan to hot and cook chicken both sides until crispy and brown.
  • While cooking, heat the remaining marinade in a small saucepan to use as additional sauce.
  • Sprinkle with chopped fresh coriander and serve with lemon wedges, extra sauce and crusty bread.


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