Portuguese Butterflied Charcoal Chicken

Nov 21, 2019

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Portuguese Butterflied Charcoal Chicken

This is Portuguese Street food at its’ best! If you ever visit Portugal, you can’t miss the aroma of the charcoal chicken in the streets, where any time of the night is eating time! This recipe was traditionally marinated with only wine, garlic, chilli and salt. Chef Bel brings you a more sophisticated twist to this recipe, adding more flavour and replacing the wine with beer for more sweetness… Enjoy!


1 chicken, butterflied
3 tbsp Olive oil
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 heaped tbsp Belicious Portuguese Spice
6 tbsp Belicious Piri-Piri (heat of choice)
Salt to taste
1 can / bottle of beer (or a squeeze of 2 lemons)
Rice and salad to serve


1. Mix all ingredients together and add to the chicken
2. Let it marinade a couple of hours, or overnight
3. Barbecue on medium heat, basting as you cook. If prefered, cut the pieces as it will cook faster.

Best served with Portuguese Spicy Rice and a Garden Salad

You will be licking your fingers!

Recipe kindly provided by Chef Bel of Belicious Natural Foods

Try Chef Bel's other delicious Portuguese style recipes:
Portuguese Wedges
Portuguese BBQ Mackerel