Recipe by lazyme
Redolent of ginger and jalapenos, the tomato sauce is a lively addition to plain grilled chicken. If you like less heat, use only one jalapeno. Rice and beans or refried beans are typical Brazilian side dishes that taste especially good with chicken.
Top Review by Mia in Germany
Yum! We loved this, and I followed the recipe exactly except that I grilled the chicken under the broiler. This went very well with recipe #456714. I'll make this again, the sauce is a total winner! Thanks for sharing :)
- 4 tablespoons cooking oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 chicken, quartered (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed, minced
- 1 1⁄4 cups canned crushed tomatoes in puree
- 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro or 2 tablespoons parsley
Directions See How It's Made
- Light the grill.
- In a shallow dish, combine 3 tablespoons of the oil with two-thirds of the minced garlic.
- Coat the chicken with half of the garlic oil and season with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
- Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, basting with the remaining garlic oil, until just done, about 10 minutes per side for the breasts, 13 for the legs.
- Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderately low heat.
- Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add the remaining garlic, the ginger, and the jalapenos, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer.
- Add the tomatoes, the coconut milk, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper.
- Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the cilantro and serve with the chicken.