Brazilian Beer Marinated Chicken

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Food and Wine Magazine, June /07 issue. This is a Steve Raichlen recipe, he uses a Brazilian lager but American stouts are okay. There is a 4 hour marinating time. I found this recipe to be very intriguing because it had many different ingredients. I especially liked the caraway seeds and the sweet paprika. Can't wait to try! Update: 09/24/07 - this is very, very good! Instead of an anise flavored beer (Brazilian beer) they used an American beer. I had this at Lima's house, whe is a Brazilian nurse here at the home and she had a small get together & served this. She doesn't like the Brazilian beer either.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a shallow dish, mix the garlic, ginger, onion, paprika, salt, black pepper, caraway seeds, green pepper, mustard, beer and oil.
  2. Add the chicken, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours, turning a few times.
  3. Light a grill.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill over high heat until nicely browned and just cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer the chicken to a platter and brush with the melted butter.
  6. Scatter the cilantro over the top and serve with lime wedges.
  7. Wonderful with baked potatoes and a green vegetable.
  8. *Xingu Black Beer is an anise-scented, bittersweet black lager from Brazil.*.