Grilled Chicken with Spicy Brazilian Tomato Recipe

Grilled Chicken with Spicy Brazilian Tomato Recipe

How To Make Grilled Chicken with Spicy Brazilian Tomato

Spice up your usual plain grilled chicken with a delicious and flavorful tomato sauce made creamy with coconut milk, and spicy by ginger and jalapeños!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4tbspcooking oil
  • 3garlic cloves
  • 1chicken,(3 to 3½ lbs)
  • ¾tspsalt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1onion
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • 2jalapeno peppers
  • cuptomatoes in thick puree,canned, crushed
  • 1cupunsweetened coconut milk,canned
  • 2tbspcilantro,or parsley, chopped


  1. Light the grill.

  2. In a shallow dish, combine 3 tablespoons of oil with ⅔ of the minced garlic. Coat the chicken with half of the garlic oil and season with ¼ teaspoon of salt and ⅛ teaspoon of pepper.

  3. Grill the chicken over moderately high heat, basting with the remaining garlic oil, for about 10 minutes per side for the breasts, 13 minutes for the legs; until just done.

  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until translucent.

  5. Add the remaining garlic, the ginger, and the jalapeños, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer. Add the tomatoes, the coconut milk, the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper.

  6. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until thickened.

  7. Stir in the cilantro and serve with the chicken. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Menu Suggestion: Rice and beans or refried beans are typical Brazilian side dishes that taste especially good with chicken.


  • Calories: 911.11kcal
  • Fat: 71.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 28.13g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.84g
  • Carbohydrates: 8.69g
  • Fiber: 1.73g
  • Sugar: 2.90g
  • Protein: 58.08g
  • Cholesterol: 225.00mg
  • Sodium: 658.24mg
  • Calcium: 66.89mg
  • Potassium: 900.95mg
  • Iron: 4.97mg
  • Vitamin A: 148.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.27mg
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