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Portuguese Marinated Chicken with asparagus on a white plate.
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4 from 12 votes

Portuguese Marinated Chicken Recipe

A delicious and classic Portuguese chicken marinade that is loaded with robust flavor and perfect for cheaper cuts of chicken.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Portuguese
Keyword: chicken, Portuguese
Servings: 10 pieces
Calories: 145cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers


  • 2-3 lbs Chicken Drumsticks-any cut really
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup White Portuguese Wine or Beer
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 4 cloves; minced Garlic
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Parsley


  • Add all the above spices, and garlic to a large freezer bag; mix around.
  • Add chicken drumsticks to your zippered bag and allow to marinate in the fridge for 24 hours (less if you are short on time).
  • When ready to cook, Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Line a shallow baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Bake chicken for 60 minutes covered, and 30 minutes uncovered for a crispier skin.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 145cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 176mg | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.6mg