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Serve these very tasty Portuguese fried chicken legs (perninhas de frango fritas) with a dipping sauce of your choice.
Portuguese Fried Chicken Legs Recipe
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Portuguese Fried Chicken Legs Recipe

Portuguese Fried Chicken Legs Recipe

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8 chicken legs (drumsticks and the thighs)4 cloves of garlic, chopped1 tablespoon of paprika7 tablespoons of white wine (100 ml)2 tablespoons of mustardSalt and pepper (to taste)
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    1. Marinate the chicken with the paprika, mustard, garlic cloves, salt, pepper and white wine for about 1 hour.
    2. Drain the chicken from the marinade and fry it in hot oil.
    3. Once fried, remove the chicken from the heat and drain it on absorbent paper.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: receitasdeportugal.com

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