Quick & Easy

Portuguese-style chicken

A wonderful spiced chicken with all the flavours of Portugal. Basted with a chilli, garlic, paprika and oregano paste then stuffed with lemon and thyme, this chicken is fragrant, moist, tender and spicy.



1.Blend or process 2 tablespoons of the oil, paste, garlic, rind, juice, chilli, paprika and oregano until smooth. Season to taste.
2.Rinse chicken under cold water; pat dry inside and out with absorbent paper. Place lemon quarters and thyme inside cavity of chicken; secure cavity with a fine skewer.
3.Make a pocket under skin of breast, drumsticks and thighs with fingers. Using disposable gloves, rub ¼ cup of paste under skin. Tuck wing tips under chicken; tie legs together with kitchen string. Rub ¼ cup of paste all over chicken.
4.Heat remaining oil in large frying pan; cook chicken until browned all over. Transfer to 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Cook, covered, on low, for 6 hours.
5.Cut chicken into pieces; accompany with the remaining paste.

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