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Serve this simple and delicious Portuguese fried beer chicken (frango frito com cerveja) with fries and a salad.
Portuguese Fried Beer Chicken Recipe
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Portuguese Fried Beer Chicken Recipe

Portuguese Fried Beer Chicken Recipe

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1 chicken, cut into pieces1/4 cup of olive oil1/4 cup of margarine6 cloves of garlic, rolled2 bay leaves, cut in half2 fresh chilli peppers, cut into thin slices

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  1. In a bowl, season the chicken with salt, garlic, chilli pepper and bay leaves, mix everything very well, drizzle with beer and let it marinate for about 1 to 2 hours.
  2. After that time, drain the chicken and save the marinade.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and margarine.
  4. Add the chicken pieces with bay leaves and garlic and fry the chicken equally over medium high heat for about 20 minutes (stirring from time to time so that it does not stick).
  5. After about 20 minutes and when the chicken is golden brown, drizzle the marinade over it and let it cook over medium high heat for 10 to 15 minutes (until the sauce is clear).
  6. Finally, add the parsley and stir well.
  7. Serve this dish with fries and a mixed salad.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Neuza Costa, SaborIntenso.com


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