Mozambique Chicken Recipes
The flavor of citrus and peppers meld to create this yummy dish that is a favorite in parts of Africa, but was inspired by Portuguese cuisine. This guide contains a Mozambique chicken recipe
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This spicy citrus-toned chicken is a favourite in South African regions, but derived from the Portuguese. I had some at a Mozambique restaurant many moons ago and missed it so much, I had to learn how to make it. Any kind of side dish goes well with this: rice, potatoes, bread, you name it.
Prep Time: 5 minutes, not including marinating time
Cook Time: 1 hour
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Place everything, except chicken and salt, into a blender and puree until smooth.
- Pour sauce over chicken. Cover and marinate for at least 2 hours, but overnight is best.
- Remove chicken from fridge. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, pausing once to baste chicken with pan juices.