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Portuguese Chicken Mozambique in a white dish with a striped towel on white table
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Portuguese Chicken Mozambique

A popular, traditional Portuguese chicken recipe that is made with a variety of spices and simmered in a delicious sauce. Serve it with rice, french fries, or over mashed potatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: Chicken Mozambique, Portuguese chicken, Portuguese Chicken Mozambique
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 567cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $7


  • 6 quart stockpot
  • 12 inch skillet


  • 2 lbs white meat chicken cut into small cubes
  • 3 packets Sazon Goya Spice  con azafran
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 shallot small, minced
  • 12 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps red pepper sauce *add more if you like heat
  • 8 oz white cooking wine or full-flavor beer
  • 2 tbsps fresh parsley


  • First, you will need to cut the white meat into smaller chunks.
  • Clean your cutting board and knives and mince your shallot, garlic, and parsley.
  • Add your butter, garlic, and shallot to your stock pot. Stir fry until fragrant.
  • Dump the meat pieces into the pot and cook with the garlic, and shallots for about 5 minutes until chicken is golden brown.
  • Pour in the beer, Goya Foods Sazon con azafran, and pepper sauce. Stir fry for another 5 minutes. By this time to the chicken should be pretty much cooked.
  • Allow dish to simmer over low-medium heat for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, and serve over white rice, french fries, or homemade mashed potatoes.


Perfect Side Dishes
Portuguese bread (papo seco) is a must for this dish! In addition, I love the following sides which are perfect for the sauce this dish produces. 
White rice is my favorite side dish because it is bland, and the extra sauce marinades it perfectly. Sometimes, I even make this sauce (sans the chicken) to flavor rice or french fries.
French fries--especially hand-cut fries are also a great option. They absorb the sauce so perfect and complement the dish nicely.
Mashed potatoes are also another yummy option. The extra juices are a nice gravy for them.
How to Reheat
If you have extras of this dish, place them in airtight containers. This chicken tastes better the next day. To warm, add to a pot for 3-5 minutes over medium heat and stir until warmed. You can also microwave.
Nutritional values may differ and are meant to be a guide. 


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 567cal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 359mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1024IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg