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    Xim-Xim De Galinha

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 40 mins

    30 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins

    FLKeysJen's Note:

    Xim-Xim De Galinha, meaning chicken with peanuts and cashews, is a Brazilian dish. It's served hot with white rice and Farofa, a chili condiment.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Marinate the chicken in the lemon juice, salt, and pepper for half an hour.
    2. 2
      Grind the dried shrimp in a food processor with the onion and tomatoes into a thick paste.
    3. 3
      In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat; add the garlic and cook, stirring, until browned. Add the onion, tomato, and shrimp paste and the drained chicken pieces.
    4. 4
      Brown the chicken pieces on all sides, then add 1/4 cup of the water bit by bit, cover the pot, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken is almost cooked. Be sure that the mixture does not boil and stir occasionally so that the chicken pieces do not stick to the pan.
    5. 5
      Add the jumbo shrimp, malagueta peppers, and ground nuts. Check the seasonings. Add the ginger and remaining water and finish cooking by bringing the mixture to a boil.
    6. 6
      When ready to serve, drizzle the Dende oil over the xim-xim and cook for a few more minutes. In lieu of Dende oil, you can use a mixture of 1 cup vegetable oil and 3 tablespoons annatto seeds that has soaked for 12 hours.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 14, 2009

      55

      Made this a few times with the directed ingredients. I have also substituted a couple of large smoked chilli peppers and/or a few smoked oysters for the smoked dried shrimp (not locally available) with pretty good results. Great dish :-)

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    • on June 27, 2008

      45

      Enjoyed preparing this dish, but did make a few changes ~ used 5 chicken breasts instead of the whole chicken, & substituted 2 jalapeno peppers for the malaguetas! For the dende oil substitute I used peanut oil & the annato seeds as directed! Anyway, when all was said & done, I had a nice chicken dish that, if nothing else, had a Brazilian flair, even without those REALLY HOT peppers! [Made & reviewed while touring South & Central America on the Zaar World Tour 4]

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    Nutritional Facts for Xim-Xim De Galinha

    Serving Size: 1 (283 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 322.3
     
    Calories from Fat 202
    62%
    Total Fat 22.4 g
    34%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 130.9 mg
    43%
    Sodium 495.0 mg
    20%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.1 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    6%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 21.0 g
    42%

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