Brazilian Churrasco Style Grilled Chicken Recipe

Grilled Brazilian Churrasco Chicken Recipe

Grilled Brazilian Style Churrasco Chicken Recipe
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Grilled Brazilian Churrasco Style Chicken Recipe from Paggi Pazzo

Brazilian Style Grilled Churrasco Chicken Recipe
Published: February 28, 2012

Prep time: 1 hour 30 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 4 hours 30 mins
Yield: 2 servings
Calories per serving: 387
Fat per serving: 16.9g


  • 2 (8 ounce) chicken breast fillets
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 long iron or metal skewer

Cooking Directions

  1. Clean chicken fillets, chop garlic finely and slice lime in half and then add with chicken in a zip-lock bag or bowl with olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and squeeze lime over and then mix. Place in refrigerator and let marinade for at least 1 hour
  2. Take chicken out of refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes then roll into a ball like shape and stick both fillets through with skewer as if the chicken were kabobs
  3. Prepare charcoal grill: Add lump hard wood charcoal to 2 chimney starters with paper towel brushed with olive oil and lite to start fire
  4. Once charcoal is a nice grey color, remove charcoals from chimney into grill pit, evenly distributed throughout with a small pile for a high-heat zone, but do not add grates onto grill
  5. Place chicken skewer over charcoal fire just above heat with skewer ends touching the edges of the grill (you can add other meats and vegetables the same way to the fire if you’d like).
  6. Slow cook/grill the chicken for several hours, turning once every hour so all sides of meat are cooked/grilled evenly (marinade will drip from chicken initially creating steam from charcoal, delighting chicken with flavor)
  7. After about 3 hours, chicken will be nice and crispy on outside and moist on the inside so remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes
  8. Keep chicken in skewer and slice down with thick cutting knife to serve as well as preserve Brazilian tradition
  9. Ready to serve and add a side of chimichurri if you’d like!

5 Responses to “Brazilian Churrasco Style Grilled Chicken Recipe”

  1. anonymous July 27, 2013 at 12:40 am #

    Very good!!!! I would defintley use this recipe again

    • Paggi Pazzo July 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      Thank you…. anonymous 🙂

  2. Barrett Serpa August 29, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    I have to double this recipe each time I make it so we can have seconds, and leftovers!

  3. Pat Dabney August 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    these look so good must try them.

    • Paggi Pazzo September 3, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

      yes, you must!!! 🙂

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