Brazilian Chicken Baked in Beer

Brazilian Chicken Baked in Beer


  • 2 2-1/2-lb chickens (or equiv pieces) trimmed of fat, excess skin
  • 2 bottles dark lager
  • 1 onion
  • 1 T chopped garlic
  • 2 t dried oregano
  • 2 t dried tarragon
  • 1 1/2 t dried basil
  • 2 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/4 t black or white pepper
  • 1/4 t crushed red pepper
  • salt


serves 4. Put chicken pieces skin side down in baking dish, pour in enough lager to just cover the chicken. Slice the onion, lay over chicken pieces, Sprinkle with herbs and spices. marinate for 2 hrs at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator Let chicken sit for 1/2 hour to come to room temperature. Bake 400 deg, preheated oven for 2 hours, drain and reduce the sauce to form a glaze. Serve with collard greens shredded and sauteed in olive oil and garlic rice cooked with 1/4 t saffron threads

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