Portuguese Chicken Madeira

Total Time
2hrs 1min
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 1 min

A roasted chicken marinated in a black peppercorn, garlic and Madeira wine paste. Prep time is marinating time. Found online for Zaar World Tour 5.


  1. Rinse chicken inside and out. Drain well and pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken on a roasting pan, tempered glass or ceramic.
  2. In a food processor or with a mortar and pestle, grind the garlic cloves and the peppercorns, making a paste. Place in a small bowl and incorporate the Madeira. Marinate, covered, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Bring to room temperature before baking.
  3. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Pour the olive oil over the chicken. Place chicken in oven and bake 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until juices run clear. Let rest 15-20 minutes before carving.


Most Helpful

Completely delicious recipe for moist and tender chicken. I basted the chicken a few times during the baking.

Leggy Peggy July 16, 2016

This produced a very moist and tender chicken. The madeira marinade really helped to assure the chicken was deeply golden during roasting, and it was positively yummy. I am so glad I tried this recipe! Thanks for posting, Mami Janine. Made for ZWT5.

NorthwestGal May 21, 2009

Made for ZWT 5 Spain Portugal region For Team Zaar Chow Hounds This made the chicken moist tender chicken. I used a Spanish olive oil for drizzling on the chicken.

wicked cook 46 May 18, 2009

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