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    Portuguese-African Chicken in Coconut Sauce

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    1 hr 10 mins

    25 mins

    45 mins

    Deantini's Note:

    Posted for ZWT 5 - Portugese Chicken recipe with influences from Africa. NOTE - most reviewers are noting that they use a full can of coconut milk as opposed to 1 cup.

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    1. 1
      Season chicken with ¼ tsp each of the salt and pepper; set aside.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 425°F.
    3. 3
      In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; sauté onion, garlic and hot pepper until softened, about 4 minutes.
    4. 4
      Stir in tomato paste, paprika, 2 tbsp water, ginger and remaining salt and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring.
    5. 5
      Stir in coconut milk and peanut butter; let cool slightly.
    6. 6
      Transfer to food processor; purée until smooth. Set aside.
    7. 7
      Wipe out skillet; add remaining oil and heat over medium-high heat. Brown chicken, in batches, about 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Transfer to roasting pan; cover with 1 cup of the sauce. Roast in 425°F oven for 30 minutes, basting twice.
    9. 9
      Mix remaining sauce with coriander and pour over chicken; cook until juices run clear when chicken is pierced, about 12 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2012


      We absolutely loved this dish! The only changes I made was to add the full can of coconut milk and I added red pepper flakes as I did not have the chilies. The chicken was really moist and the sauce had a wonderful flavor. Adding this one to my Best of 2012 recipes - it will be made often. Made for ZWT-8-Spain/Portugal.

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    • on March 08, 2011


      I have been making this for years. It is absolutely wonderful. Love it !!!

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    • on May 15, 2010


      I liked this and so did my husband. The only thing I did differently was put 1 tbsp peanut butter and I used the whole can of coconut milk. I thought it would be very hot but it was just right. thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Portuguese-African Chicken in Coconut Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (392 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 979.4
    Calories from Fat 603
    Total Fat 67.0 g
    Saturated Fat 22.7 g
    Cholesterol 226.8 mg
    Sodium 623.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 33.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 28.3 g
    Protein 59.9 g

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