I always like to try new grilled foods especially from other country's, so last week end I got an itch to try some Brazilian BBQ. If figured that if I can't be there at least I can enjoy the food they'll serve at their parties! This Brazlian chicken is really tender and delicious...and uses beer, one of my favorite BBQ ingredients. You won't be disappointed
Number of servings 4
3.5-4 pounds chicken pieces
2 cups beer
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1 Tbsp paprika
1.5 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
12 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 bay leaves
Kosher salt to taste
Combine the beer, oil, mustard, paprika, and pepper in a large bowl and whisk. Stir in onion, garlic, and bay leaves
Put chicken and marinade in a large ziplock back, remove air, and seal. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably up to 2 days.
Preheat grill on high on one side and medium on the other. When ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade and reserve excess marinade. Season generously with kosher salt. Oil the grill grate and arrange chicken skin side down on hot side of grill. Cook about 4-5 minutes or until charcoal starts to flame. Move to the cooler side and continue grilling another 6-7 minutes until skin is nicely browned.
Turn the pieces skin side up and move back to the hotter side. Brown the underside well, about 4-5 minutes, then move back to the cooler side to finish grilling for about 6-7 mintues. Total cooking time will be 20-24 minutes, and chicken will be cooked to perfection! (This cooking method tip is adapted from The Barbecue Bible).
Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately!