Crispy Portuguese Chicken

Whether you choose to fire up your grill, your oven or stovetop skillet, this crispy Portuguese chicken recipe will add the perfect mix of spice, sweetness and herbs to your Sunday supper. Add the creamy tang of grilled potato salad with bacon (everything is better with bacon), and it’s a feast for all the senses.

In fact, the aromas of this week’s menu will likely hit you before the taste, as is common with Portuguese cuisine, which traditionally features heavy helpings of paprika, garlic, onion, parsley, cumin and a host of wonderfully potent flavors. Barbecue chicken is a classic of the Portuguese culinary experience, with chili-packed piri-piri a favorite on most menus in Europe’s oldest country. Traditionally, Portuguese barbecue is done over a wood fire, which only enhances the aromas.

© 2016 Jon Ashton